A beautiful smile can be attained by following simple dental habits. Making it a part of life helps to keep dental diseases at bay and maintain a good smile. The dentists of Shepherd Dental have listed down the best ways that can keep your smile bright and radiant.
One of the most important things you can do for your smile is practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use mouthwash regularly to kill any bacteria lingering in your mouth.
You should also visit the dentist regularly. These appointments help to catch any problems early before they have a chance to cause significant damage.
Teeth whitening is among the simplest and most effective cosmetic dental procedures available. While over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening strips and gels, can help remove some surface stains, they will not produce dramatic results. Not only that, but these products are not safe for use, especially without supervision from a dentist.
At-home professional whitening can drastically whiten your teeth in as little as a single dental appointment. The dentist will use a bleaching solution on your teeth to whiten them substantially.
Brushing your teeth two times per day is the absolute minimum, but most dentists recommend brushing at least three times a day. Brushing is essential to removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth, which helps prevent cavities and tooth decay.
But brushing your teeth is not just about getting your teeth clean. It’s about doing it properly.
Most people don’t brush their teeth properly. They brush haphazardly, often missing entire sections of their mouth, like their back teeth. This is a mistake that can have severe consequences for your teeth.
This does not remove the bacteria and debris from your teeth, but it also wears down your enamel, causing your teeth to erode more quickly.
Your dentist can detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. By catching these issues early, you’ll minimize your risk of needing expensive treatments (like fillings or root canals) in the future. Plus, regular checkups with your dentist are a great way to find out more about proper oral care.
Some patients get nervous before dental appointments. If this is you, talk to your dental team about sedation options.
Visit us for consultation at Shepherd Dental at 915-D N Shepherd Dr. Ste. D, Houston, TX 77008 or contact us for an appointment at (713) 864-3993.