A smile freshens up face better than any make-up can do. A killer smile will make everyone look and stare. You do not have to have a perfect set of teeth but keeping your pearly whites clean and your breath smelling fresh will definitely be life changing.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is an essential dental care. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fit mouth to enable brush to reach all areas easily. Using a toothpaste containing fluoride is also another tip in dental care for fluoride helps protect your teeth from decay. It is also a vital dental care if you clean between teeth using floss or interdental cleaners which remove plaque from in between areas toothbrush can't reach. This also prevents gum disease.
Brushing teeth is not as easy as you thought it is. You might not believe this but brushing teeth is more than brushing teeth, spitting out water, and gargling. The following are tips in brushing that will definitely vamp your personal dental care.
• Brush at a 45 degree angle in short, half-tooth-wide strokes against gumline • In brushing chewing surfaces, hold brush flat and brush back and forth • Tilt brush vertically and use gentle up and down strokes with toe of brush in brushing inside surfaces of front teeth • Brush tongue in a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove food particles and freshen mouth.
As mentioned earlier, flossing is a vital part in dental care and similar with brushing, there is a proper way in doing it. The following will teach you how to floss properly and get that great smile.
• Wrap an 18-inch strand around your middle fingers and hold a one inch section tightly. • Ease floss between teeth and clean up and down several times while curving around tooth at gumline. • Always floss behind last tooth and unwind clean floss as your proceed. • Floss around abutment teeth of a bridge and under artificial teeth with a floss threader.
It has been said that a person should visit dentist at least twice a year and that saying is not just a maxim passed from a parent to a child for sake of passing but in fact is a type of dental care that we all should be responsive. Brushing and flossing will never be enough to keep your pearly whites unbelievably clean and your mouth smelling fresh. Visiting your dentist at least once in six months will ensure that killer smile you thought only existed in commercials.