When you look in the mirror does your smile radiate back at you? Do you smile at strangers walking down the street or try to hide? Here are 4 ways you can improve your smile without ever leaving your home.
1. Change up what you eat. You have probably heard this before. But it is an easy solution. Healthier foods, equal a healthier smile. Foods that are high in carbs or high in sugar allow plaque and decay to attack your teeth. While fresh fruits and vegetables are packed full of water and increase the saliva in your mouth. The more saliva in your mouth the more difficult time that bacteria has causing problems.
2. Brush and floss. There was a research study conducted that said flossing may not be as important. However lack of research does not mean that not flossing does not have serious repercussions. Floss or using a water pik is the only way that you can remove food from between the teeth. Food that is left on the gums, goes below the gum line, which then causes bleeding and swollen gums. This eventually moves from gingivitis to periodontal disease.
3. Drink water. The more water you drink the better off your smile will be. Water helps rinse food from the surface of the teeth between brushings.
4. Chew sugar free gum after eating. Gum helps to create saliva, which in turn helps to remove food from the teeth. It also ensures that you are not impacted by dry mouth.
For more information on how to improve your smile contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.