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Having that perfect smile is possible. But you will need to practice good oral hygiene.


Poor oral hygiene will lead to a variety of issues. These can include:

✓Bone loss ✓Gum disease ✓Strokes ✓Infection, and more


Keep in mind that great oral hygiene can be achieved by practicing good daily dental habits, in addition to regular dental visits and screenings.


Here are some tips to help get you closer to that picture-perfect smile!


BRUSH PROPERLY


This is a good tip to help get your smile camera-ready. When brushing your teeth, you need to position the bristles near the gum line, at an angle of 45 degrees.


Always keep your tooth surface and gum line in contact with the bristles of the toothbrush.


Your motions should be up and down and back and forth. Brush gently. Being too hard and rough will cause bleeding.


When cleaning the inside surfaces, follow the same guidelines. Place the bristles at a 45-degree angle and repeat the same brushing motions.


You can remove bacteria from your tongue by brushing the roof of your mouth and the surfaces of your tongue.


Flossing is important. It allows you to remove food particles from between your teeth by reaching places a toothbrush cannot reach. You should floss at least once per day.


STOP SMOKING


This is a lifestyle choice that not only lowers your risk of developing oral cancer or periodontal complications, it also protects your teeth’s appearance.


Smoking can lead to tooth staining, tooth loss and gum disease.


If you are the type of person who tries to mask the smell of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products, you may use: ✓Air fresheners

✓Teas

✓Candies

✓Coffees


These masking devices could cause ill effects that make your smile anything but perfect.


STAY AWAY

FROM SOFT DRINKS, COFFEE, AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES


Do not be fooled by the high level of phosphorous contained in these beverages.


Although the mineral is necessary for a healthy mouth, a lot of phosphorous will deplete your body of calcium.


As a result, you could suffer from tooth decay and gum disease, which doesn’t improve your smile.


Drinking beverages that are full of additives like syrup, corn, and food dye can make your teeth discolored, regardless of how white they were originally.


You should drink milk to strengthen your teeth and enamel. This will help you get that healthy, picture-perfect smile.


Water is another alternative that keeps the body hydrated longer than sodas and other sugary drinks.


VISIT THE DENTIST

FOR REGULAR CHECKUPS


You should visit your family dentist at least twice per year. Doing so allows you to have a full hygiene treatment.


At these appointments, you can have comprehensive exams taken with x-rays.


This will help your dentist detect problems and possibly prevent future dental issues. The healthier your teeth are the more confident your smile will be.


Use these tips to maintain good oral hygiene. Caring for your teeth is the best way to protect your health and your smile.


If you are having issues making some of these lifestyle changes, please consult with your family dentist.


They will have more advice and tips to help you improve your oral hygiene and get that picture-perfect smile!


If you are seeking professional dental advice, it's time to call Shumway Dental Care.


Their Chandler dentists will ask you questions, examine you, and determine exactly what needs to be done to get you back to normal.


Call today for an appointment. Visit http://www.mychandlerdentists.com/


SHUMWAY DENTAL CARE 3150 S Gilbert Rd Suite 1 Chandler, AZ 85286 (480) 659-7800 shumwaydentalcare@gmail.com

Want a Picture-Perfect Smile Here are Some Tips to Follow  

The Chandler dentists at Shumway Dental Care will make sure you have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Whether you need cosmetic dentis...

Want a Picture-Perfect Smile Here are Some Tips to Follow  

The Chandler dentists at Shumway Dental Care will make sure you have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Whether you need cosmetic dentis...

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