As the New Year begins, it is common for people to evaluate many areas of their lives to seek out ways to improve. A brighter, healthier smile is just one step towards a “new you” in the New Year. The following are 5 steps that can help you towards your goal!
Brush and Floss Daily
Brushing 2x daily is essential to keep the plaque at bay. This minimizes the development of periodontal disease, tooth decay and bad breath. Flossing daily is just as essential as brushing. Did you know that 40% of the tooth surfaces are in between your teeth? So when you brush without flossing, you are only cleaning just over half of your teeth surfaces!
Regular Dental Visits
Visiting the dentist and dental hygienist every 6 months for regular dental cleanings will help to keep your mouth feeling healthy. During those visits, the dentist and dental hygienist will clean your teeth to remove the buildup of tartar and stain. They will also evaluate any development of decay or periodontal disease both of which are easier to treat when caught early. It is amazing how routine dental cleanings will minimize the amount of money and time spent at the dentist over a lifetime!
The color of your teeth is similar to hair color or skin color…we are all a little different. Coffee, tea, smoking and some foods can increase the discoloration of teeth while some tooth discoloration is just part of the natural aging process. There are several different options to whiten teeth. Whether you chose to begin the whitening process in the office or at home, most people achieve great results. This leads to a more confident, brighter smile.
There are many ways to enhance or repair teeth. We can change the shape and color of teeth with crowns and veneers. Bonding allows us to close those unwanted spaces that you would like to eliminate in your smile without have to go through braces. Sometimes replacing a stained filling is all that is needed for someone to feel more confident with their smile.
Straightening teeth isn’t just for children any longer! We have patients of all ages going through the process of orthodontics. We work closely with you to help your find the best orthodontist to help you reach your goals of straighter teeth
For some people these may seem like big steps to take…But you are not alone! We would love the opportunity to help you along the journey of achieving your best smile.
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