Looking After Your Teeth

Your teeth are one of the first parts of your body that a person notices, when they first meet you. A good smile is also known to instill trust in people, when you meet them for the first time. If you have yellow or broken teeth, you might feel self conscious about smiling, leading people to believe you are a bitter and miserable person in general. Having a good, healthy smile is not only good for your self confidence, but it also useful a useful when you want to attract people. Here are some tips on looking after your teeth:

Brush and floss your teeth regularly

It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning when you wake up and once before you go to sleep at night. However, it does not have to stop there, you can brush your teeth after each meal as well. If you are out, and do not have the means to brush your teeth after a meal at a restaurant, you can put some dental floss in your purse or pocket and excuse yourself to the restroom. Once in the restroom, you can discreetly floss your teeth, maintaining their shine and cleanliness. Flossing is one hygienic habit that many people overlook, but if you do not floss regularly, you will have an excess of bacteria and plaque between your teeth, that simply brushing your teeth will not remove. 

Refrain from drinking caffeinated beverages

Soda is really bad for your teeth, specifically cola’s like Pepsi and Coke are the worst for the well being of your teeth. Drinks such as this, remove the protective layer your teeth have, leaving them vulnerable to plaque, bacteria, tartar and even cavities. Cola’s, coffee and tea also stain your teeth, making your teeth look more and more yellow, as time goes on. They also cause you to have bad breath, which can only be taken care of by brushing your teeth and gargling mouthwash. Overall, it is a good idea to refrain from drinking any and all caffeinated beverages, to maintain the healthiness of your teeth.

Eat healthy foods

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, the care does not just stop at brushing, flossing, and not drinking soda, you also have to eat the right foods. For example, in order to have healthy bones, you have to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Try adding vegetables to all of your meals at lunch and dinner time and adding fruit to all your breakfast and brunch meals. You can even have celery sticks, carrot sticks, apples, grapes and other fruit as snacks throughout the day. You have to make sure you do not eat highly acidic foods, as those are the worst for your teeth. Remember, you can always indulge in unhealthy foods from time to time, but to avoid dental issues such as, cosmetic dentistry and dental implant, you have to focus on eating healthily overall.