Do you dislike what your teeth look like? Are they ugly, crooked, or stained? Would you like to fix those issues? The good news is you can; there are things you can do to get healthy, white, and straight teeth. Read further to find some ways to accomplish this.
Always brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. You cannot reach all the areas that the plaque remains. Be certain to make time to brush your teeth, so you don’t get plaque buildup.
If you have sensitive teeth, you may need to change toothpaste. However, before you do so, make sure that you visit your dentist and ask for his or her opinion. Sometimes there is an underlying problem causing the sensitivity such as an exposed root that should be treated immediately.
Use mouthwashes that do not have alcohol in them if you’re over fifty. One of the pitfalls of aging is increased sensitivity in the mouth, which is only made worse by alcohol. A good mouthwash should contain fluoride and be alcohol-free. Use it twice daily for best results.
You should brush after each and every meal. The longer food and plaque inhabit your mouth, the more damage is caused. Brushing within 30 minutes of finishing a meal will limit plaque-related damage to your teeth. Your chances of getting a toothache will diminish.
Between brushing, use dental cleaners to minimize the food build up on and between your teeth. You should be able to find these easily in your local drug store. They look like mini tooth brushes, except they are better because they can get in between your teeth, braces and can go where ever you go with ease. The most popular products include Stim-U-Dent, Oral-B interdental brushes and the Sulcabrush.
Visit your dentist at least two times a year, or follow your dentist’s recommendation. Only through regular care will you be able to prevent serious problems from developing. Also, when you go frequently, you will start to become more comfortable when you visit. This relationship may become important if you eventually need complex work done.
The way you handle a toothbrush makes a difference. Hold the toothbrush at an angle when brushing your teeth. Then, move it in a circular motion. Avoid brushing your teeth too rough, as this could irritate your gums.
If you have issues with your teeth like pain or chipping, you need to see a dentist right away. You can damage your teeth even more if you put off the dentist appointment. It’s cheaper to go to the dentist at the first inkling that there is a problem than it is to go after the problem has escalated.
Did you know that you can correct your teeth color with the right shade of lipstick? Colors that have a blue tone can help the appearance of your teeth. Shades of lipstick that are lighter will reverse this effect. Even white teeth can appear yellow.
You’ve just gained a lot of information about how to take better care of your teeth. Use these strategies, and you can impress everyone you see with your beautiful, shiny smile. Work towards the great smile that you’ve been wanting.