5 Dental Tips to a Beautiful Smile

Ever wonder how to keep your teeth healthy and white? Protect the Enamel to keep them beautiful. Enamel is the white part of the tooth and is very strong. If the enamel is damaged, it can never come back. So here are some tips to maintain beautiful teeth.

  1. Don’t Brush After Acids
    Wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after drinking acidic beverages, like wine, coffee and fruit juices. Your Enamel is temporarily softened from the acids, and is vulnerable shortly afterwards.
  2. No Whitening Toothpaste
    Whitening toothpaste is abrasive. I recommend using a gentle toothpaste so there’s no damage to the Enamel. Use a gentle and thorough brushing technique, twice daily for a minimum of 2 minutes.
  3. Clench? Wear a Nightguard
    If you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, wear a nightguard to protect your teeth from damage and wear! I can’t stress this enough.
  4. Don’t Use Your Teeth to Hold Objects
    Don’t hold hair pins or chew hard things like ice with your teeth. This leads to chipping and cracks in the Enamel. If the teeth chip, they require a filling or porcelain restoration to return the tooth back to its original shape.
  5. Floss!
    Flossing keeps your gums looking healthy and pink. Preventing gum disease is important to having a beautiful smile.

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