Recently, we gave you advice on how to maintain optimum dental health, which will, in turn, help you maintain an overall good health. However, we know that a part of why most of us also take care of our teeth is also because we want to maintain a healthy, good looking smile. In this post, we will give you a few tips and tricks to ensure your teeth and smile stay stain-free and healthy, so that you can smile better without being self-conscious.
1. Drink smart to avoid stains on teeth
Dark drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, as well as fruit juices and sodas all can do a lot of damage to your teeth. They can stain your teeth, and without proper care, the stains will begin to settle and become permanent. An easy solution is to drink with a straw when possible, as well as drinking a few sips of water in between sips of coffee. Lastly, you should also use a whitening, anti stain toothpaste, that will help you keep those unsightly stains at bay.
2. Don’t forget mouthwash and flossing
Brushing your teeth alone won’t get rid of all of the bacteria and acid in your mouth, which can lead to yellow teeth. Regular flossing will help break down bacteria and prevent plaque from forming, while mouthwash will give you an additional protection against bacteria.
3. Avoid Smoking
This is no secret: Smoking has a really detrimental effect on your health. It will not only stain your teeth, but also cause an array or oral health issues If you want to maintain a healthy, bright smile, you’ll need to give up cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco. E-cigarettes are less harmful, but they may reduce your ability to produce saliva, which will in turn lead to plaque build-up as well as bad breath.
If you would like Blue Water to help you take care of your oral health, or learn more tips about how to make your smile even better, please get in touch, we accept both NHS and private patients in our practice.