No one wants dentures. Being faced with the possibility that one day your teeth could lose their sparkle (and even fall out!) is a scary thought. It’s easy to forget how vulnerable your teeth are to decay and damage. Lots of people live each day, convinced that it won’t happen to them, despite not having the best dental hygiene. However, if your teeth aren’t looked after each day, a holey smile may become your reality.
Proper dental treatment and routine are essential if you want to smile with confidence with your teeth looking their best. Practising good dental care is the best way to avoid stained teeth, decay, or even tooth extraction.
Use your toothbrush
Brushing twice a day is one of the first self-care rules you were taught when you were little. Often, parents don’t allow their children to go to bed before having brushed their teeth. And for good reason. Dentists recommend ensuring that your teeth and gum line are clean as the first line of defence against cavities. However, there is more to it if you want your smile to be at its best.
Finding the right toothbrush for you can make a huge difference in your dental hygiene. Often, dentists prefer you use a toothbrush with very fine bristles. This is so that you aren’t too rough on your gums when cleaning. In addition, if the bristles are fine on your toothbrush, you can get rid of that extra food residue and bacteria in those hard-to-reach places in between your teeth.
However, this is all for nothing if your toothbrush isn’t clean. You could be spreading more bacteria through your mouth with a dirty toothbrush. To avoid this, make sure you rinse your toothbrush before putting on your toothpaste. In addition, it’s a good idea to replace your toothbrush every three months so that you can get the best teeth cleaning results.
PureSmile can offer you an affordable toothbrush that is right for you and your teeth. The PureSmile SonicBrush is a type of electric toothbrush, specifically a sonic toothbrush, that effectively removes plaque and improves gum health while giving you an excellent brushing experience and top-notch oral care. PureSmile SonicBrush has the latest technology and most efficient sonic brush head, with soft bristles, among all other brush heads of electric toothbrushes out there.
With oral health, you are what you eat
Your teeth are the first point of contact with the food and drink you digest. Making sure that you watch what you ingest is a strong defence against tooth decay, let alone your overall health. But what should you avoid? If you want to hold onto your pearly whites, dentists recommend you avoid having food and drink that are full of sugar. This could be soft drinks, chocolate, lollies, and ice cream. Sugar can erode your teeth enamel, leaving the yellow nerve-rich dentin of your teeth exposed. This can result in a dull or yellow look. So, keeping sugary treats to a minimum is worth it for a healthy set of teeth.
But it doesn’t just stop at sugar; coffee and red wine are also effective at staining your pearly whites. Both drinks are highly acidic and have included tannins. This means that drinking a lot can damage your enamel, leaving your teeth vulnerable to stains. To help bring your teeth to their natural colour, you could drink your red wine or coffee with a straw and rinsing your mouth with tap water after each beverage. There is also a diet to follow to ensure your teeth stay looking white [like to blog about light and dark food]. Alternatively, you could limit your intake of the drinks entirely.
Getting your share of calcium and vitamin D is also an essential defence for your teeth. To help keep them looking their best, you could drink milk to build up your calcium levels. And to get your healthy dose of vitamin D, you could spend some time in the sun. A healthy number of dairy products and nuts would also be worth adding into your diet for that added boost of nutrients.
PureSmile also offers affordable products that can enhance your enamel and keep your teeth looking their best. The PureSmile Enamel booster contains enamel replenishing key minerals such as calcium & fluoride. If you have sensitive teeth, this is something you should always keep in your purse. Just smile wide and apply the gel to each tooth. Do not eat or drink anything for 15 minutes.
Bite the bullet, seek dental treatment
Making a habit out of seeing your dentist every six months is one of the most important things you could do to maintain your oral health. An appropriately qualified health practitioner can offer you updates on how your teeth are going and whether you need to be doing more.
You should treat your teeth like your car; you service your car, so don’t forget dental services too! You’ll save time and money in the long run by getting a dental service every six months, instead of dealing with the consequences of neglect.
Going to the dentist can be scary. However, it’s even scarier when it’s for a surgical or invasive procedure with a cause that could have been prevented with quality dental care. Getting a general clean every six months is a great way to prevent long term issues from dental neglect and save you time from having to go to the dentist down the line. An invasive procedure carries risks, so it’s a much better idea to look after your teeth as a form of prevention.
If the price of dental treatment has been putting you off, it might be worth considering dental cover. You may be subject to waiting periods if you don’t currently have dental cover.
PureSmile offers affordable dental care check-ups where we will be able to catch your dental issues before they become a hassle. We have locations all over Australia and New Zealand, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, providing high-quality dental treatments. Make PureSmile your preferred provider.
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Here at PureSmile, we can help you keep your teeth their healthiest and whitest. Browse our website to find the full range of our best affordable dental care products and treatments for your mouth.
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