If there’s one thing I’m really conscious about, it’s having good teeth. Mine aren’t ‘perfect’. They have a few little chips in them, mostly from be being silly while I was younger. I was one of those teenagers that liked to open bottles with their teeth. I know: CRINGE. Luckily for me, they aren’t that noticeable. Little did I realise at the time that I could have chipped or cracked my tooth and ended up needing work done! Since then, I’m careful to take care of my teeth. If you want close to perfect teeth, do these things:
Avoid Sugar and Things That Can Stain
Eating and drinking sugar is very bad for the teeth. It can create a coating on the teeth that can rot and stain them. Foods that stain can be hard to stay away from. As a rule, anything that can stain your t-shirt will stain your teeth. Even some fruits can stain your teeth! Make sure you’re aware of this and limit your consumption. If you are drinking something that could stain your teeth, drink it through a straw. I have my coffee through a straw sometimes. Everything in moderation. Just be aware of what you’re consuming!
Watch Your Bad Habits
Smoking and drinking can both be very bad for your teeth. Smoking can stain and rot, not to mention the way your breath can stink afterwards. Drinking too much can do the same, plus neither are very good for your health at all. Do your teeth and the rest of your body a favour by giving up your bad habits!
Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
Using your teeth as tools is a very bad idea. Do not open bottles with your teeth. It makes other people cringe too, you know! Try not to even bite your nails or rip off tags with your teeth. You can damage your teeth in the most unexpected of ways. Treat them like the fragile things that they are. Sites like this can give you more insight on how you should be taking care of your teeth.
Don’t Miss a Dentist’s Appointment
Make sure you visit your dentist as often as advised. For adults, this is usually once a year. If you leave it too long, you may have a cavity or something more serious without even knowing it. Dentists can spot problems before you can, and stop them from getting any worse. You might think there’s nothing wrong, but the dentist could tell you otherwise. Make sure you keep up your appointments to ensure your teeth are in good health. You might even get a sticker! I know some people are terrified of the dentist. I don’t particularly like it. However, it’s a must if you want to keep your teeth in the best condition for the long run. There are methods that can be used for people with real phobias, such as sedation dentistry. Look into it if you have a real problem.
Get Into a Good Routine
You need to have a good routine at home if you’re going to take care of your teeth properly. I recommend using an electric toothbrush and keeping it charged up properly, as this will give you the cleanest result. If you haven’t used one before, the guys at Cheshire Dental Centre say you might bleed a little, but this should subside. Keep your heads changed regularly, as bent bristles can damage your enamel and gums. You should also floss and use mouthwash afterwards. You’ll get rid of debris and bacteria this way, for a more hygienic mouth. Use whitening products if you want whiter teeth.
Whiten Your Teeth at Home
You don’t have to spend hundreds on a professional whitening treatment. You can easily buy strips and kits that allow you to do this at home. Just be careful. Cheap products can damage your teeth and make them sensitive. Professional products will give you a great result without damaging your teeth. Just ensure you always follow the instructions! Personally, I love Crest 3D whitestrips. I know a lot of people have had success with the oil pulling method, which involves rinsing the mouth with coconut oil. Try different methods and see which you prefer!
Your teeth can make a huge difference to your overall appearance. Put the effort in to keep them healthy and white, and you’ll look so much better. Not to mention the fact you’ll be healthier too. We can’t forget that the mouth plays a big part in our health. Start now, or you’ll regret it later on. Thanks for reading!