Decayed teeth and a bacteria ridden mouth are not pretty. Instead listen to the recommendations of your dentist and brush and floss daily. Brushing and flossing are designed to keep you healthy, and at the same time to keep your smile at its best. “Too often we see young people who cover their mouths with their hands because they are embarrassed by the damage soda or other harmful substances has caused,” says Dr. Judy Strutz. And how can anyone smile with confidence when they have stained teeth, receding gums due to disease?
Your smile matters, not just because it looks better, but it also brightens your mood and makes you someone others are attracted to. The more you smile, the happier you become. “The happier you are, the more likely you are to receive the things in life you want," adds Dr. Judith Strutz.
Whether you are interviewing for a job, talking to a friend or hanging out with loved ones, you don’t want to be held back because you’re embarrassed by your smile. A white healthy smile isn’t only about cosmetics though - a healthy mouth means increased energy levels, the ability to eat whole foods, and a reduced risk of many systemic diseases.
Addressing tooth damage early is the best way to reduce cost, and get the best result. But it isn’t the only way to improve your dental health and your smile. Cut out dark coffees and teas to limit staining of teeth - an in-office or home whitening system can help. Limit or eliminate soda from your diet. And if you do drink soda – use a straw. Between meals chew Xylitol gum to help reduce acids in the mouth and increase saliva flow. Drink lots of water. If you suffer with cracked, chipped or missing teeth, many times these can be fixed using a variety of options.
Remember, “Smile and the world smiles with you.”