Maintaining a Healthy Smile

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Maintaining a Healthy Smile

A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. A beautiful smile doesn’t come naturally you have to take good care of your mouth in order for it to look nice. Brushing and flossing daily, visiting your dentist, and staying away from candy and all ways you can maintain a healthy smile. A beautiful smile leave a great first impression I feel that everyone should practice oral care.

Trust me I know brushing and flossing can be a drag, but would you rather walk around bald mouth? Didn’t think so, so with that being said brushing and flossing is the number one action you can take to ensure a healthy looking smile. If you refuse to practice this simple task’s plaque and tarter will eventually form, cavities will grow, and gum disease will harm your teeth. Just because you brush and floss doesn’t mean you’re doing it right, brushing too hard or not good enough isn’t proper oral care and will not benefit you. Proper brushing consists of short gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gum line, and hard-to-reach back areas. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper and lower teeth as well as the inner surfaces clean the chewing surfaces and also tongue in order to prevent bad breath. With these tips you shouldn’t have any problems with keeping up with a beautiful smile.

Nobody really wants to visit their dentist unless it’s urgent but not visiting your dentist will have you clueless and isn’t safe. If you don’t visit your dentist like you should you will never know what’s going on in your mouth. You may have cavities, gum disease, even oral cancer these are all things that can be managed or even treated. Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up every six months. If you are at greater risk for oral diseases then you should have more than two dental checkups a year. Going to your regular checkups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as point out any early problems such as gum disease,...
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