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Bright Ideas for a Sparkling Smile

Posted July 4, 2017 by Sue Prichard

Are you happy with your smile? Would you love a sparkling smile? In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to escape images of sparkling smiles and perfectly aligned pearly whites. If you spend all your free time on Instagram or you watch TV or read magazines, you may have noticed that a bright white smile is a must-have these days. If you’re not one of the very few people who has been blessed with a naturally flawless smile, don’t panic. There’s nothing to say that you can’t have a smile to be proud of. If you long for a stunning smile, this guide should come in handy.

Good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is the best way to fight decay and reduce the risk of gum disease. Brushing and flossing can also help to keep your teeth looking healthy and bright. When you’re brushing, use a brush with a small head, and take care to clean every individual tooth. Use a circular motion, and be gentle. If you brush firmly, this can damage the enamel. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes. If your toothbrush doesn’t have a timer, brush along to a song, or set an alarm on your phone.

Dental visits

Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation suggests that you can reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay by up to 60 percent by visiting your dentist on a regular basis. If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, and many people are, there are techniques and treatments out there that could benefit you. Routine checks only last a few minutes, and if you’re diligent with your brush, and you visit every 6-12 months, there’s every chance that you’ll avoid lengthier periods in the dental chair. It’s better to prevent oral diseases than to cure them once they’ve already started to bother you. If you’re desperate to improve the aesthetic of your smile, it’s also a good idea to schedule an annual visit to the dental hygienist. Hygienists provide powerful cleaning treatments, which remove plaque and tartar, as well as surface stains.

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening have become incredibly popular in the last decade. More and more of us want that Hollywood-style smile, and there are some amazing services on offer. Whether you’ve got stained or chipped teeth, your teeth are wonky or you dream of showing that off that glowing A-list smile when you open your mouth, your dentist can help. If you are thinking about undergoing cosmetic dental treatment, the best thing to do is book a consultation with your dentist, and find out more about what kinds of treatments are available and how they could benefit you. You can go through different options, get an idea of the cost of treatment, and learn more about what the process entails.

 

If you wish your smile was more attractive, there are lots of ways you can feel more confident when your smile is in the spotlight. Focus on taking good care of your teeth, and don’t forget to book regular checks. If you’ve got aesthetic flaws that are bothering you, it’s worth considering cosmetic dentistry. Find out more about the treatments in which you’re interested, and then you can make a well-informed decision.