A beautiful smile is achievable in just a few simple steps.
Just because you’re a young, busy mom doesn’t mean you can’t take a few minutes a day to focus on you! Keep that smile dazzling by following a few simple steps.
Brush Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is key to great oral health. Make sure you use a toothpaste that has fluoride in it, which helps make teeth stronger. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, and to use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Don’t forget to replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or when the bristles look frayed.
If you aren’t sure what type of toothbrush to use, you can always ask the team at Valley Dental Clinic for a recommendation, or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on a toothbrush’s packaging.
Don’t Forget to Floss and Use Mouthwash
We all know that brushing your teeth is important, but for a healthy smile, you also need to floss after every brushing. Dr. Robinson also recommends using a mouthwash after you brush your teeth and floss because a mouthwash can reduce or control plaque, gingivitis, tooth decay, and also make your breath smell fresh.
You can, again, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on any dental care product’s packaging to help identify products that dentists recommend the most.
Stay Hydrated and Avoid Drinks that Stain
Staying hydrated and drinking water is so important for, not just your everyday health, but your oral health as well. To help keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape, you should stay away from drinks that stain, like coffee and red wine. While it’s okay to indulge every now and then, remember to brush your teeth after drinking these liquids to help keep your teeth white and prevent any staining.
Eating the right foods can also help you keep your smile dazzling. Think about eating carrot sticks, celery sticks, pears, or apples, which can help act as natural toothbrushes while you eat. Leafy greens are full of calcium and other vitamins and minerals that are both great for your overall health, and help promote healthy dentin in your teeth. Anything with calcium, like dairy and nuts, are also great tooth-friendly foods. You should also look for foods that are high in Vitamin A, D, C, and phosphorus, which all help with tooth health.
Get Regular Dental Checkups
To keep your smile in great shape, you should see your dentist twice a year. Dr. Robinson and his team will give you a complete oral examination, including X-rays, to check for any dental or jaw issues, and give your teeth a professional polish.
Haven’t been to the dentist in a while? Contact Dr. Robinson and the Valley Dental team today to schedule an appointment—you can even request an appointment online!
Smoking can be a dirty (and expensive) habit that can cause permanent damage to your teeth. Smoking can cause staining to the teeth, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and, in the worst cases, oral cancer. Keep far away from cigarettes to help keep your beautiful smile.
Maybe your smile isn’t exactly how you want it. If it makes you feel self-conscious, Dr. Robinson and the team at Valley Dental Clinic have cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve your perfect smile.
Some of those treatments include:
- Professional teeth whitening, which can help eliminate stains and tooth discoloration.
- Botox to reduce fine lines around your smile.
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth.
- Porcelain veneers to correct teeth that are stained, chipped, or misaligned.
- Bioclear, which is an alternative to veneers. Bioclear can correct chips or breaks in teeth at the gum line, and it preserves your teeth’s natural enamel.
- Gum contouring to correct any gum issues.
- Smile makeovers, where multiple concerns are addressed through a comprehensive plan of treatments.
Visit Dr. Robinson at Valley Dental Clinic for a consultation.
A healthy smile is a great foundation for a healthy body. By practicing great oral hygiene habits at home, your teeth will have the best opportunity for long-term health. For imperfections that brushing and flossing can’t fix, the team at Valley Dental Clinic can work with you to find the right solution to achieve your smile goals. The first step is to schedule an appointment to discuss your options. You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you deserve.