Achieve a Healthy Smile Today: Dentists' Top 5 Tips

Written By Picacho Family Dental on October 2, 2018

We’ve all heard our dentists say to brush twice a day. But what real change does this make to your smile?

The truth is a bright, healthy smile is a culmination of multiple factors. It is first and foremost about the health of your teeth.

So how can you achieve a perfect smile? Here are five top tips that sound ordinary but make a world of difference.

5 Ways to Achieve a Healthier Smile

1. Invest in a High-Quality Toothbrush

To limit plaque buildup and maintain healthy gums, dentists recommend investing in a higher-quality toothbrush. An electronic brush with soft bristles is a great option for a long-term solution. All you have to do is replace the tops of your brush.

However, if you’re looking for a more affordable option, steer clear of hard bristles and opt for a brush with soft bristles that won’t wear your tooth enamel.

2. Actually Floss Everyday

As simple as it is, flossing always seems like an inconvenience. But dentists recommend making flossing a habit as a way to ensure a healthier smile.

Think of flossing in the same way as brushing your teeth: essential to your routine. Floss removes plaque under your teeth where brushes can’t and helps prevent gingivitis.

3. Limit Your Indulgences

A healthy smile is another reason to limit your intake of coffee, red wine, cigarettes, and tea. These common indulgences can cause exterior and internal stains on your teeth.

If you’re going to indulge, try drinking your coffee or tea through a straw and rinsing your mouth out with water after smoking and drinking.

4. Stay Hydrated

Water is the staple to all health, including that of your teeth. Drinking water throughout the day will continuously flush out your mouth and prevent tooth decay.

5. Stay in Touch with Your Dentist

Regular visits to your dentist are the number one way to ensure that all of your healthy habits are truly working. Dentists recommend visits every six months to clean, screen, and check on any problems before they become severe.

Your Next Steps to Dental Health

A healthy smile is not created overnight. It takes healthy habits, consistency, and trust in your dentist to achieve oral health.

Dr. Jason Lemmon & Dr. Allegra Hopkins of Picacho Family Dentalare committed to providing quality and comfortable dental care. They know the confidence a healthier smile can bring and want to help you achieve it. To learn more about Picacho Family Dental’s services, schedule your reservation today.

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