You will have seen images of celebrities smiling, their teeth practically glowing while being perfectly positioned. In many cases, this is the result of hours in the dentist’s chair. You may not have the time or the money to adopt the same route as them. But, by looking after your teeth you can ensure you have a great smile throughout the year.
Don’t forget, there is a direct link between your smile and confidence levels. The good news is that the following five tips will help to ensure you have a great holiday smile.
See A Dentist
The most important element for getting and maintaining a perfect smile during the holiday season and the rest of the year is to see your dentist regularly. It is best to find a reputable holistic dentist as they will do more than simply treat your teeth and oral health.
Everything they do will be designed to maximize oral and overall health. That’s better for your smile and your body.
Minimize Sweets & Treats
You already know that sugar is a big enemy of your teeth although it is needed to help power your body. Sugar reacts with bacteria in your mouth to create acid. This attacks the enamel on your teeth, potentially damaging it and ultimately causing cavities.
To help prevent this don’t snack between meals and, if you feel the urge, especially during the holiday season, keep your snacking to one time, don’t spread it across the entire day, your teeth and smile will not thank you for it.
Stick To Your Oral Health Routine
During the holiday- season your schedule changes. It’s good to mix things up. But, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your standard oral health routine.
Make sure you continue you to brush at least twice a day for two minutes each time. You should also floss and use mouthwash to help your teeth look great.
If you’re concerned about the colour of your teeth then speak to your dentist about whitening. While you can get toothpaste and whitening compounds, the safest and usually fastest method of getting your teeth whiter is by letting the dentist do it.
They can whiten your teeth safely, boosting your confidence in the process, and leave you feeling great.
Don’t forget, if you think your smile looks good then you will smile more often and this makes a big difference to your confidence levels.
Avoid Too Much Alcohol & Coffee
Finally, you probably already know that dark liquids, such as red wine and coffee, will stain your teeth. While research and debates continue over the health impact of coffee and red wine, there is no harm in reducing your intake in order to lower any potential discolouration of your teeth.
It’s still possible to enjoy the holiday season, you may just need to consider your drinks a little more.
The above tips are surprisingly easy to adhere to and they will make a difference to your smile, try them today.
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