Smile! Tips for Brighter, Stronger Teeth

When it comes to first impressions, little makes a bigger impact than your smile. A big, white, confident grin can give a fantastic first impression and improve your appearance and mood instantly. Of course, if you are not proud of your smile, then you are unlikely to show it off. To get a smile worth being proud of and to boost your confidence, take a look at these tips for brightening your teeth and protecting their health for a lifetime.

Brush Often

Everyone knows that they should brush their teeth, but you would be shocked at how many people don’t do this hygiene practice nearly enough! For healthy teeth, dentists suggest brushing at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night can keep your teeth clean and bright. If you can, try brushing after every major meal, which would equal to about 3 times a day. Brushing often keeps plaque from building up and prevent staining and decay.

Eat the Right Foods

When it comes to diet, there are 2 approaches that you can take to protect your pearly whites. For starters, eat foods that are rich in calcium. Calcium helps to strengthen the teeth and keep them from becoming brittle with age and use. This would include foods like cheese, milk, yogurt, or even a calcium supplement. Another approach is to eat foods that naturally clean the teeth. If you want to keep them clean, but don’t have time to brush during the day, try eating snacks like apples or pears. These grainy textured foods help to give the teeth a quick and natural scrub to help them stay cleaner throughout the day.

Drink More Water

Water is necessary for the health of your teeth. Water brings 2 healthy aspects to your mouth. It can keep it rinsed and more free of bacteria and plaque. It can also keep you from drinking other beverages that may cause more staining or damage. The more water you drink, the less space you’ll have for sugary sodas, stain causing coffee, or other drinks that bring more harm than good to your teeth.

If you want to improve the health and appearance of your teeth, it will take some effort and conscious thought. You can’t just wish for a beautiful smile, but never take any action. Use these tips as a starting point to get you moving towards a brighter, whiter smile and a big boost in self confidence.

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