Having a smile that you are proud of increases confidence, grows self-esteem and believe it or not, it’s not that hard to achieve either! In addition to visiting a London dentist for professional help, we have some top tips for what else you can do to achieve the perfect smile at home, below.
Brush Twice A Day
It’s imperative that you brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day for good dental hygiene. For healthy and strong teeth, it’s recommended that you use a fluoride toothpaste for the best results and to help prevent gum disease. When brushing your teeth, you should brush your gums to for the best results.
Clean Your Tongue
As well as thoroughly cleaning your teeth twice daily, it’s highly important that you clean your tongue too for a healthy mouth. Your tongue can carry as much bacteria as your teeth, which can result in bad breath and tooth decay. Either use a tongue cleaner or your toothbrush to reduce the build-up of bacterial in your mouth.
Not only is flossing and brushing your teeth key to achieving the perfect smile but washing your mouth out with mouthwash is beneficial too. This wash gives your teeth an additional rinse for an extra clean mouth. Plus, this mouthwash can also help to kill any bacteria that your toothbrush may have missed.
Avoid Fizzy Drinks
Despite the popularity of fizzy drinks, they can massively damage your teeth. There are a number of ways to prevent the damage and still enjoy your favourite drinks. Use a straw as this will help to keep the sugar away from your teeth. Additionally, you can drink fizzy drinks in moderation, as the more you drink the higher the intake and damage from sugar is. Also, by visiting your dentist regularly you can have exams and check ups that will identify any problems before they get worse.
Give Up Smoking
If you want the perfect smile without any stains, the key to this is giving up smoking. Despite this stain sometimes being artificial, it can be also be deeper in the enamel. Not only does smoking damage your teeth, but it can cause your gums to recede too.
Use Whitening Products
There are many different whitening products available over the counter, as well as procedures that can be carried out by your hygienist or dentist. Each type of whitening product can do something different, such as whitening toothpastes are good for tea and coffee drinkers.
Drink Lots Of Water
In addition to water being beneficial to your overall health, drinking plenty of water can also help to flush your teeth clean and works to discourage tooth decay. Ideally use tap water as it has the amount of fluoride that is recommended, as opposed to bottled water that does not.
Care For Your Lips
To complete your perfect smile, make sure that you care for your lips too. Use lip balm and scrub to maintain their hydration, softness and ensure that they are exfoliated. There is an extensive range of lip balms available on the market, which contain natural ingredients, such as coconut and beeswax.
Hopefully these top tops will help you to achieve the perfect smile and are easy for you to implement into your daily routine at home too.