Spread the Love to Your Teeth & Gums
With love in the air, why not show yourself some self-love this season? Taking better care of your health is one of the best ways to care for yourself — including your oral care!
Here are six tips to help you improve your dental care routine and show your smile some love:
1. Don’t Neglect Your Dental Care Routine
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so why not boost your confidence by ensuring you’re properly taking care of it? Not only is having a bright smile a great feeling, it’s also essential to your health. Taking care of your oral health is crucial to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other related dental and chronic conditions.
Make yourself a checklist of these oral care steps to boost your at-home routine:
- Brush 2-3x daily.
- Floss once daily.
- Use mouthwash.
- Avoid using your teeth as a tool.
2. Avoid Foods & Drinks That Cause Damage
Not only do sugary sweets cause cavities, but dark-colored beverages and foods like red wine, coffee, and berries can stain your teeth. If you do choose to indulge, try to limit yourself and brush your teeth after to avoid the food or beverages sticking to your teeth.
Instead, choose plenty of dairy products, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and of course, plenty of water!
3. Consider Teeth Whitening
Whether you have a big event like a wedding, want to reverse stains, or want to feel great about your smile, teeth whitening is a great, quick, effective way to brighten your teeth. Your dentist will first take custom molds of your teeth to make teeth whitening trays just for you. You can complete treatments at home or in the office, so be sure to ask what your options are!
4. Restore With Dental Implants, Dentures & Veneers
If a filling, root canal, or crown cannot fix the damage to your teeth — more extensive options may be necessary. If you’re missing one tooth due to damage, an implant is a great option. However, for more than one missing tooth in one area, your dentist may recommend dentures or veneers.
The main difference? Dentures are removable, while veneers are not. Dental veneers are very thin shells that dentists place over prepared teeth to both improve their look and even improve the way their patients eat and speak.
5. Kiss Your Bad Breath Goodbye
Bad breath can put a damper on any romantic mood. Flossing to remove debris from your teeth, using breath mints and mouthwash, and brushing your teeth are all steps that help improve bad breath.
However, consistent bad breath even after all of these steps may be a sign of a deeper issue, and you should visit your dentist.
6. Book Your Next Dental Appointment Today
The most important way to keep your smile and gums healthy? Visiting your dentist regularly! At Frisco's Dentists, Dr. Neal provides dental care for the whole family, including the elderly and children. In fact, Dr. Neal sees children as young as two for their general dentistry needs.
To book an appointment with our team, call us at: (972) 200-0656.