How to get Perfect Teeth
Maintaining a healthy smile with perfect teeth is one of the best anti-aging devices around. Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, they can either make you look younger or older. One of the most common problems we experience with our teeth as we age is yellowing or discoloration, especially if we enjoy caffeinated drinks like coffee on a regular basis. Red wine and dark berries can also cause our teeth to yellow, and smoking is notorious for discoloring teeth.
Brush, Floss, and Visit Your Dentist
Proper daily oral care can go a long way toward maintaining a good-looking smile, and that starts with brushing and flossing two times a day and using a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol, which can dry out the tissues in your mouth. Regular dental visits and cleanings at least twice a year also help us maintain healthy teeth and a naturally beautiful smile. Regular visits help your dentist stay ahead of any potential problems and give you the opportunity to come up with a plan of action to correct anything that does pop up between visits. Your dentist can also help you get a smile you can be proud of through the use of braces, Invisalign, teeth whitening procedures, dental bonding, and dental veneers. Each person and their mouth are different, so each treatment plan is going to be different.
Whiten your Teeth Naturally
One way you can help brighten your smile and get perfect white teeth is by eating fresh, healthy, raw fruits and vegetables. Although this is not a substitute for proper oral care, some fruits and veggies can help clean and brighten your smile. Try adding these to your diet to give your smile a natural boost: Celery, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots, Strawberries, Pineapple, Apples, Walnuts, Almonds, Popcorn.
That last one may surprise you, but popcorn can actually help clean your teeth by adding fiber to your diet. When we eat fiber-rich foods, our mouths produce extra saliva to break down the fiber, and increased saliva production helps protect our teeth from decay. Just be sure to floss when you’re done munching down on popcorn to remove any little pieces that might become wedged between your teeth. And don’t forget to toss your toothbrush and get a new one every three to four months, otherwise, you could just be reintroducing harmful bacteria to your teeth and gums.
In addition to the general dentistry services available to you at Icon Dental Denver, we also offer specialized cosmetic dentistry Denver to help improve both the appearance and function of your teeth. If your smile isn’t what you want it to be, our cosmetic dentistry solutions can help. Give us a call today at (720) 645-2153 to schedule an appointment at Icon Dental, and let’s get you those perfect teeth you’ve been dreaming of!