How to Keep Your Teeth In Good Shape – Easy Ways
No matter who you are or what kind of lifestyle you lead, you’ve got to have a healthy mouth! Even if you don’t eat enough from all the food groups everyday, or hit the gym as often as you should, there’s no getting around good dental care. Look over the following article for useful advice on keeping your mouth healthy.
Do not allow stained or chipped teeth to keep you from smiling! Choose cosmetic dentistry to correct these problems. Many patients select bonding to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, or broken, to narrow the gap between teeth and even to change the shape.
Dental Bonding Procedure
This is a short and simple procedure that yields big benefits. Essentially, what our dentist does is paints a plastic composite on your teeth to cover stains or fill in the damage. Dental bonding usually takes from 30-60 minutes and is done without anesthesia, except when there is a decayed tooth involved.
After choosing a color that matches your own teeth, our dentist prepares the tooth by roughening up the tooth’s surface and applying a liquid conditioner. After placing the bonding material on the tooth, it is shaped and smoothed. A laser or ultraviolet light hardens the material, with more shaping, as well as trimming and polishing, to finish the procedure.
For the healthiest teeth, you need to do more than just brush them. You also need to use an antiseptic mouthwash and floss. Mouthwash acts as a second line of defense against germs, while floss remove debris lodged between your teeth. So make sure your dental care routine has all three elements: brushing, flossing and mouthwash. Eat what are known as detergent foods. These are foods that naturally clean your mouth as you eat them. Apples are the most famous example. Other choices include raw carrots, celery and popcorn. Ending a meal with a detergent food is a great way for your mouth to end the eating cleaner.
In order to save tooth enamel, refrain from brushing too hard and select a soft or medium bristle toothbrush. Brushing too hard can actually wear down tooth enamel and once the enamel is gone, it cannot be replaced! Using a hard bristle brush also can be detrimental to the enamel. Using the proper brush and technique can go a long way in preserving your tooth enamel. Remember to clean your tongue. You may brush your teeth regularly, but are you remembering to keep your tongue clean as well? Cleaning your tongue is important, especially if you want your breath to smell clean and fresh. Make sure to scrape or, at the very least, brush your tongue on a regular basis.
Sometimes brushing and flossing is not enough. If you are still having trouble with plaque, go to the store and look for an antimicrobial mouth rinse to help you. Use it according to the directions on the package to help finish off your dental care routine. You should notice an improvement. Make sure that the toothpaste you use contains fluoride. While there are natural toothpastes available that do not list this as an ingredient, they do not provide the level of protection fluoride does. You have a much higher chance of developing dental issues if you use one of these brands.
Looking into a tongue piercing? Don’t do it. No matter how great your dental care routine may be, your mouth contains all kinds of germs. You must also remember that an oral piercing might chip away at your tooth enamel, causing cracks or sensitivity. If your tongue becomes infected and you don’t receive treatment, you could lose a portion of your tongue. This is really not very chic! Drinking soft drinks is not very good for you, but if you are going to have one you should select one that is diet. Those of you that insist on drinking a full-calorie beverage should drinking it rather quickly instead of sipping it since this limits the contact it makes with your teeth.
Using mouthwash on a daily basis is a great way to maintain a healthy mouth. Mouthwash will help pervent periodontal disease. It kills bacteria in your mouth and improves your overall mouth health. Another benefit to using mouthwash is that it will keep your breath fresh. Even if you have a beautiful smile, having bad breath will reduce your smiles’ positive impact.
If your natural teeth are unattractive, or have been damaged, cosmetic dentistry can completely transform your smile. You can have bridges, crowns or partials to replace your natural but imperfect teeth. These procedures can be costly but the incredible change is usually considered worth the expense. Veneers are another option, but they are even more expensive.