Your smile is an investment, so you should do what you can to keep it healthy and beautiful. It is also one of the first things other people notice about you, so it is essential to keep it intact. While proper dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are important for your smile, there are a variety of ways you can improve your smile.
Brush Your Teeth Every Day
According to most dentist, you should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Brushing helps remove plaque and food particles that stick to your teeth throughout the day. When plaque is not properly removed, the bacteria can begin to attack our tooth enamel and may increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Smoking can not only stain your enamel, but it can also contribute to gum disease. Patients who smoke are more susceptible to gum recession and have a more difficult time fighting off bacteria caused by plaque.
If you are finding it difficult to quit smoking or tobacco use, you may want to speak with your dentist or primary care doctor.
Don’t Forget To Floss
Flossing can help remove plaque from between the teeth and the gum line. In many cases, flossing can removed what brushing cannot reach. It can help prevent plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and can also help prevent your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. In advanced cases, when plaque and tartar are not removed, it may result in tooth and bone loss.
Schedule An Appointment
Learn more about how to improve your smile at Advanced Dental Health. We work with you on an individual basis to find the solution that works best for you. Visit our dental practice to explore our dental services. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 656-2278 or request an appointment online.