There are lots of people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. Teeth are a relatively small part of the self, yet they play a huge role in determining self esteem. Being embarrassed of your teeth can cause you to hide them, and not smile very often. Continue reading for some excellent tips on how to improve the appearance of your teeth so that you do not have this burden.
Replace your toothbrush every three months. The ideal toothbrush should be soft on your gums. If you find that brushing your teeth causes your gums to bleed, then invest in a softer toothbrush. Don’t keep the same one over a month because bacteria can develop on it.
Certain foods are likely to cause damage faster than other foods. Sweets should only be eaten in moderation. Some foods and beverages can cause stains, while others can increase dental sensitivity. Use a straw to drink to lessen the damage that is done to your teeth.
Regularly brush your teeth. Always brush your teeth a minimum of two times a day – after each meal if possible. Brush every tooth surface and spend a minimum of three minutes brushing. Brush gently using a fluoride toothpaste. Do not forget to floss following brushing.
If you have sensitive teeth, use a specially formulated toothpaste. Your teeth may be sensitive if you have problems (discomfort or pain) when eating very cold or very hot foods. However, it is wise to visit your dentist if you suddenly develop sensitive teeth.
Keeping your tongue healthy is an important part of dental care, even though most people only focus on gums and teeth. In order to feel your best at all times, utilize a tongue scraper. These tools aren’t expensive and can get all the bacteria off of the tongue. If you do not have access to a tongue scraper, you can clean your tongue using your toothbrush to remove excess bacteria.
As you have read, it is quite possible to significantly improve your teeth. You no longer have to be embarrassed about them. Now you can feel confident about your smile. So use this advice now, and start flashing those pearly whites.