5 Tips For a Happier and Healthier Smile
Having a healthy smile goes beyond having pearly white teeth. A healthy smile entails looking after your gums, bone structure, salivary glands and your tongue too. Considering all aspects of your oral health are all part of ensuring you are smiling radiantly!
At West Coast Dental Care, we have curated a list of 5 top tips to follow to achieve a healthier, happier smile!
#1 Drink plenty of water.
Ensuring you drink enough water throughout the day has more than one benefit. Having good oral health is one of them. Did you now that dehydration can lead to low saliva production? Saliva is important in washing away plaque and helps control bacteria in the mouth.
#2 Take a look at your diet.
We all like to indulge every once in a while. However, cutting back on the sugary treats can make a worldly difference. Reduce the plaque build-up on your teeth by limiting on unhealthy snacking. Instead, we recommend choosing nutritious foods and drinks such as water, fruits or raw vegetables. Did you know that celery can help to remove food from in between your teeth and also help your saliva neutralise plaque?
#3 Don’t miss the power of flossing.
The power of flossing is not one to be underestimated. By flossing and getting in between your teeth, you have access to a location where some of the worst bacteria are hiding. Brushing your teeth only eliminates the minority of the bad bacteria in your mouth. By ensuring you floss on a daily basis and making it part of your mandatory dental routine. Make sure you floss to get that gloss!
#4 Fill in the gaps, if there are any, with a dental implant procedure.
We have already covered why you should consider a dental implant, if you have gaps missing in your teeth. You can read that article here. A dental implant is one of the most efficient and long-term solutions to replacing broken or missing teeth. On top of that, a dental implant will secure the structure of your jaw, preventing bone loss. With a dental implant, you can eat all your favourite foods… as next to your natural teeth – they are the best thing!
#5 Make regular visits to your Perth dentist.
If you have dental or gum pain, then you potentially have left your dental visit too late. Having routine examinations every 6 months can address and pre-empt any dental issues, before they become a real concern. Your Perth dentist can also clean your teeth and your gums, removing the plaque build-up. Furthermore, making your dentist a regular part of your oral health regime will ensure you take the right measures to keep your smile shining!
Book your dental consultation in Perth today.
Being proactive is better than being reactive! Get in touch with our team and we will ensure your smile remains radiant all year round. Book in your preventative dental appointment at our West Coast Dental Care clinic today. Now that is something to smile about!