Your teeth are often among the first items people see when they meet you. This explains why you want to keep them in top condition. You will be given advice in this piece to help make sure your teeth look their best.
See your dentist at least once a year. A dentist can catch problems that you may not notice, and can x-ray your teeth to catch any cavities early. Your dentist can also recommend toothpastes and mouthwashes that you can use to care for your mouth while you are at home, too.
It may be necessary for you to brush more than twice a day in certain situations. Brushing after sugary foods can protect your enamel and help prevent cavities.
You age can be seen through your teeth. See a cosmetic dentist if you have yellow, crooked or missing teeth. A smile that’s bad can make you look a lot older. Fix those ugly teeth by visiting a dentist.
Brush your teeth twice a day. Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal. If doing so is not an option, make sure you at least brush after waking up and then again, after going to bed. Regularly brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to prevent tooth decay.
Take care of your toothbrush. After you finish cleaning your teeth, make sure you clean your toothbrush, too. Simply wash it off with water and place it in a toothbrush holder so that it is standing up. Putting your toothbrush in a case is not advisable, because bacteria is more likely to grow that way.
Don’t assume that just because oranges and orange juice are touted as healthy for your body that they are healthy for your mouth. The acidic nature of this and related foods start wearing down on your enamel immediately. You can have them, but brush immediately after consuming anything involving heavy concentrations of oranges.
Are you susceptible to tartar? If so, it may be time to switch to specially formulated toothpaste and mouthwash. Brush the inside of your lower front teeth and the outside of your upper molars very carefully since this is where tartar usually appears. Regular visits to the dentist can also prevent unsightly buildup.
If you suffer from bad breath, there may be an underlying medical condition. To ensure that your bad breath is not from an underlying medical condition visit your dentist and primary care physician. If after finding you have no underlying medical conditions you still have bad breath, consider using a mouthwash after brushing and using breath mints or chewing gum in between brushing your teeth.
Replace your toothbrush regularly. Ideally you want to replace your toothbrush about three times a year. The bristles might appear okay to the naked eye, but are in-fact fraying. The older the toothbrush, the less effective that it will be in doing its job. Getting a new toothbrush regularly can really make the difference in good oral hygiene.
As you know, your teeth are often the first thing that people notice about you. You need to be sure that you have the best looking teeth to show people your positive side. Use the advice from this article to make sure your teeth look great.