Friday, July 30, 2010

Dental Health


Everybody wants to pose a big, shiny, Hollywood-like smile. Healthy, pearly-white teeth are very appealing and can strengthen self confidence and polish self image into something more positive.
The industry that focuses on products designed to make teeth look better know very well how eager people are to display a beautiful, sparkling smile. So they keep on developing all sorts of teeth whitening kits and toothpaste that promise to erase blemish and steins from teeth and
whiten them with at least two or three shades. But all of them say more than they actually do, and we end up feeling disappointed and with empty pockets.
There are chemical procedures that may be performed at the dentist, but with high costs and the effects don’t even last that long. So, the best thing you could do is to take care of your oral health and avoid those food products that can cause stains and change the color of your teeth.
Before being forced to spend your money at the cosmetic dentistry, you must take care of your teeth, gums and mouth and have an adequate oral hygiene is the best healthy living tips. One of the first things you learn since infantry is to correctly wash your teeth at least two times a day. Do you do that? Then no wonder you feel the need to correct some dental problems that you’ve been having. The ideal routine for your teeth would be washing them with a good toothpaste after every meal and then floss them to remove all the impurities that gather into those tiny spaces between your teeth.
It is not enough to take care of your teeth; regular visits to the doctor are a must if you want to avoid later problems and more painful visits to the dental office. You are not specialized to depict cavities at early stages, only the dentist has the ability to see things clearly.
There are various causes for discolored teeth amongst which lack of calcium, certain food or drinks and smoking will certainly make you doubt of your once perfect smile. Beverages that can stain teeth are coffee,  red wine, certain types of tea, cola based sodas, cranberry juice, popsicles, soy sauce, tomato sauce, blueberries, beets, curry and others. You don’t need to avoid completely these food products, but to brush your teeth after meals, floss or at least chew gum immediately after consummation of strong colored food and beverages.
There are also foods that act as natural teeth whiteners, foods like apples, broccoli and even strawberries. It is nor hard to keep teeth and mouth healthy to display a wonderful smile, you just need to follow some basic steps as part of your dental hygiene routine.

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