Are you proud to show off your smile? Do you wonder what could be done to make it look better? Often times, the best way to improve the appearance of your smile is by making changes to your own habits. Let’s look at some healthy habits that contribute to a beautiful smile.
Everyone can benefit from using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes remove plaque and tartar more effectively than manual toothbrushes. The power brushes also stimulate the gum tissue when in use, which contributes to healthier gums.
Bacteria in our mouths feed on sugar. When bacteria feed on sugar, the waste product is acid. This acid gradually eats away at the enamel on our teeth causing decay, or cavities. The appearance of tooth decay can be yellow, brown, or black. When tooth decay is removed and replaced with a filling, we choose a shade that perfectly matches your tooth color.
No matter how great you are with your homecare, it’s impossible to remove all bacteria from your teeth. Inevitably, tartar will gradually build on the teeth. Once these calcified deposits form on the teeth, it is impossible for you to remove with brushing and flossing. Therefore, it is important to maintain regular professional cleanings with your hygienist to remove additional bacteria and keep those teeth healthy!
Bacteria that hide between the teeth contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing removes the bacteria from between the teeth. When patients floss regularly, the appearance of healthy gums is pink. This awesome habit seems to be the hardest one to develop but the benefits are well worth the effort!
The staff at Adams and Cheek Dentistry are committed to help you achieve your best smile! We are happy to advise on healthy habits to maintain good oral health. You may reach us at 919-866-1360 or click here to reach us online.