Tips for a Great Smile

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re all a bit self-conscious about our smiles at some point in our lives. Whether we are concerned about the color are teeth or the straightness of our pearly whites, our smile is a big factor of our self-esteem.

You’re probably familiar with the basic rules of caring for your teeth: brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every night, and regularly going to the dentist. There are, however, steps you can take to ensure that these steps actually improve the quality of your smile. Check them out below.

  • Opt for a Straw

Many people want the whitest smile possible, but don’t want to give up their daily coffee. Some of us simply cannot live with our caffeine fix, but coffee is notorious for staining the teeth. If you don’t want to give up your coffee, simply use a straw. If you’re worried about the environmental implications of using plastic straws, consider investing in a reusable metal straw.

  • Stop Smoking

There are a ton of reasons why you should quit smoking, and a better-looking smile is just another one of those reasons. The tar in cigarettes renders teeth yellow and it also inflicts massive amounts of damages to the gums. If you haven’t quit smoking yet, please consider quitting. No matter how hard it may seem, options are out there.

  • Add Baking Soda

A lot of toothpaste already includes baking soda, but if your toothpaste of choice does not already include baking soda, consider adding it. Baking soda is known for its whitening properties and many have seen success when adding it to their dental care routine. Baking soda can be found easily at most grocery stores, but be sure not to use it every single night. All you need to do is incorporate into your routine a couple of nights a week.

  • Upgrade Your Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth on a consistent schedule may not be enough to improve your smile. You may want to check out that you’re brushing your teeth with the best toothbrush possible. Experts recommend changing out your toothbrush every three months. Using toothbrushes with worn down bristles can actually end up hurting your teeth. If you’ve been sick, make sure to toss out your toothbrush so that you don’t introduce bacteria back into your system. You should check out more tips about picking a toothbrush from Babylon Dental Care.

  • Eat Healthier

We often forget the importance of our dietary choices on our dental health. Eating healthy not only helps the rest of our bodies but can help our teeth as well. If you’ve noticed that you have been developing a lot of cavities lately, you might want to try limiting your sugar take. An easy way to do that is limiting how much soda you drink. Soda is full of far more than the daily recommended amount of sugar and cutting it out is an easy way to save your waistline and your teeth.