So how can we make sure that we are taking care of our smile?
Another basic thing that we need to do is to see our dentist regularly. Even if you don’t think that you have anything wrong with your teeth, it is important to be seen. It is much easier to deal with problems as they arise, rather than have to deal with larger problems. Every six months to a year is recommended but ask your dentist specifically.
If you want your teeth to keep looking bright, shiny and white, then there are some things that you should avoid. First of all, think about stopping smoking. Cigarette smoke can age your teeth massively. It can yellow your teeth, as well as making the saliva in your mouth less effective against the acid in your mouth. So it needs to be avoided at all costs. Other things to avoid are things that can stain your teeth. Red wine is one of those things. Our teeth are quite porous and do absorb what we consume. This is especially true if our teeth and enamel on them are weak. Think what spilling red wine will do to a white carpet. It will pretty much do the same to your teeth. If you are looking to whiten your teeth, then there are options for you. It will help to make your smile sparkle again. If you’re interested, then I suggest reading this article to learn a little more.
The best toothbrush to get is one with soft bristles. The jury is still out as to whether electric toothbrushes are best or not. If you get a little bit lazy with brushing your teeth, then an electric toothbrush might be the best idea. Be sure to use toothpaste with fluoride too.