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10 Secrets to a Brighter, Healthier Smile

Want to know how you can have a healthier smile?

Here’s are 10 tips to help you.

Having a brighter and healthier smile is a lot easier than you may think. With modern technology, its easier than ever to both treat and prevent future dental dilemmas.

Here are 10 tips you can use to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and strong.

1) Floss Daily

Flossing removes the plaque, stuck in between your teeth that brushing cannot reach. Flossing at least once a day will help prevent tooth decay and gingivitis.

2) Cut Back on Smoking

Smoking causes stains on your teeth that can sometimes be polished off, but more often than not, the stains soak into the enamel of your teeth, making the stains permanent. Smoking also causes receding gums which can result in gingivitis and other diseases.

3) More Water, Less Soda

Soda and other sugary drinks can create forms of acid that can eat away at the teeth’s enamel. Water washes away sugar and food particles left behind in the mouth and prevents cavities.

4) Get a Better Toothbrush

Using soft-bristles does a lot more for your teeth than a toothbrush with hard bristles. If you are able to afford a decent electric toothbrush, it can greatly increase the impact that brushing has on your dental health.

5) Treat Problems Immediately

As soon as you begin feeling a toothache, or any kind of a pain in your mouth, REQUEST A CONSULTATION with us immediately.

6) Use Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel. You can find fluoride in most toothpaste products, mouthwashes, and even in tap water.

7) Try Whitening Products

If you drink things that stain your teeth, whitening products are a great way to a healthy bright smile. Consult with your dentist on what products would benefit you the most.

8) Eat healthier

Eating healthy doesn’t only benefit your body, but your mouth too. Foods, like fruits and vegetables, are rich in vitamins and minerals that help strengthen teeth and prevent diseases.

9) Brush Twice

Brushing once in the morning and once at night can prevent plaque and bacteria build up, which cause many types of diseases.

10) See the Dentist Regularly

Seeing the dentist once every six months can ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.

Having a bright and healthy smile will increase your confidence in many situations. At Desert Ridge Dental we aim to help you solve your dental problems, prevent future damage, and provide options to maintain healthy teeth. If you are due for a dentist appointment, make sure to REQUEST A CONSULTATION today.