Taking Care of Your Smile
Your smile is very important. It is often one of the very first attributes that others will notice about you, no matter whether you are standing before a packed auditorium doing a presentation, or sharing a quiet discussion with one other person. Your smile becomes part of countless memories; it is a key feature in many photographs taken throughout your life. Feeling good about it can often boost your self-confidence, making it so you smile more often and attract more people. However, a beautiful, white smile will not last without proper oral hygiene.
Maintaining a Beautiful Smile Begins with Good Oral Health
You’ve likely heard the warnings from your parents and your dentist throughout your life. Things like “don’t eat too much candy” and “don’t forget to floss!” While it may have seemed like these guidelines were just there to torture you as a child, continuing these good habits into adulthood are what help to keep your teeth strong, healthy, and beautiful.
There are several things that you can do to help ensure good oral health, such as:
- Regular visits with your dentist
- Brush your teeth twice a day- especially last thing before bedtime
- Brush or scrape your tongue daily
- Floss daily
- Use fluoridated toothpaste
- Use an extra soft toothbrush
- Make sure your child under 12 is getting the right amount of fluoride
- Avoid tobacco in all forms
- Limit the frequency of your sugar intake
- Limit your consumption of soda
Following these key guidelines will help you limit oral health issues—such as gum disease, bad breath, tooth decay, and yellowing. If you are already facing any of these issues, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent them from worsening. Early treatment can help get your teeth, gums, and tongue back on the right course for oral health.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Bellevue and Seattle
Our goal at the Bellevue Center for General and Cosmetic Dentistry is to provide all of our patients with beautiful, healthy smiles. Even after your treatment, there is still a lot that you can do to help maintain long-lasting results. Schedule your consultation today with Washington’s only female cosmetic dentist accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Lynn Jones.