Taking care of your smile isn’t a problem you can afford to avoid. You only have less than seven seconds to make a great first impression. After that the job opportunity you are interviewing for is gone, which might be a problem if your smile isn’t as healthy as it could be. Here are four ways you can improve the look of your smile without leaving your house:
1. Brush regularly. Simply brushing regularly can decrease bacteria and decay and increase the health of your smile. Brushing 2x a day will make sure to remove any leftover food on your gums and teeth. And don’t forget you should get a new toothbrush every six months.
2. Eat healthy foods. Dr. Strutz says, “The water in fruits and vegetables not only wash food off your teeth, but they also increase saliva production.” An increase in saliva helps to ensure food is rinsed from your teeth throughout the day.
3. Floss every day. You may believe there is no reason to floss, but flossing ensures no food stays between your teeth. Flossing helps decrease inflammation, bleeding and early symptoms of gingivitis and just might also add a year or more to your life!
4. “Omit soda from your list of drinks,” suggests Dr. Judith Strutz. Not only does soda attack your teeth enamel, but the sugar in soda increases opportunity for decay to negatively impact the look of your smile.