Your smile is an important part of you. It is an indicator of your personality and your character. Your smile is how you present yourself to others, and people are bound to notice it. If you are not completely satisfied with the state of your smile, there are plenty of ways to improve it. Here are a few different ways to improve your smile.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

If you truly want to have a dazzling smile, you have to put in the work. Keeping up with good oral hygiene is the easiest way to ensure that you’ll improve your smile. Make sure you’re brushing with the correct technique at least twice a day after meals, as well as flossing everyday and using mouthwash. To keep your smile extra white, try using toothpaste and mouthwash with whitening properties. Good oral hygiene will not only make your teeth look nice and clean, but it will also make you less self-conscious. If you forgo daily flossing and brushing, you could end up suffering from gum disease. If your gums start to bleed from gingivitis or appear swollen and red, you’ll have much less reason to smile.

Learn more about improving your oral hygiene here, and about how to keep your teeth white here

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is the best way to ensure that you have a great smile. If you aren’t already seeing your dentist twice a year for checkups, you should really start. These checkups not only help ensure that you have no problems in your mouth, but they also involve routine teeth cleanings that will remove stain and tartar from your teeth.

Quit Smoking, Drink Coffee Through a Straw

Smoking, aside from being a grotesque and unhealthy habit, stains your teeth down to the enamel. It also damages healthy gums and causes them to recede and develop large pockets around the teeth, which makes teeth look longer and creates dark spaces between them. Very unattractive.

Coffee, aside from being a delicious and necessary beverage, is also a culprit of teeth staining. Add red wine and dark soft drinks to that list. Therefore, if you must drink these drinks (and we know you must), try drinking them through a straw so that your teeth aren’t coming into contact with the stains as much.

Teeth Whitening Treatments

This one is a no brainer. If you want to improve your smile, just try whitening your teeth. Whether you attempt the simple baking soda method, move onto white strips, ask your dentist about at home teeth whitening kits or even make an appointment to get your teeth whitened in the chair, there are many options out there for people who want a brighter, improved smile.

Buy a Better Toothbrush

Your dentist will recommend a soft bristle tooth brush because it gets in there and gets at the food and plaque without damaging your gums or brushing off enamel. A nice electric toothbrush will definitely do the trick, too.

Drink More Water

There are so many reasons why you should be drinking more water, and your teeth is one of them. Drinking more water helps you flush out your mouth and discourages tooth decay. Tap water contains fluoride, which is good for protecting tooth enamel.

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