Celebrate clean teeth and white smiles on March 6th. Today is Dentist’s Day and the Liv Northgate Blog is helping you keep your pearly whites bright with a few tips. We hope that you enjoy our post!
It’s important to remember to brush your teeth everyday. Set an alarm or reminder on your phone to help you remember to brush your teeth. Experts recommend brushing two to three minutes a day; we recommend playing a song while you brush. Once the song is over, you can finish brushing. Use alcohol-free mouthwash (alcohol dries out your gums) after brushing. Mouthwash is NOT a replacement for brushing your teeth, but it can be a great way to strengthen your teeth and freshen your breath. Floss at least once a day before or after brushing.
Schedule an appointment with a local dentist here in Gilbert, AZ at least twice a year. Visiting a dentist twice a year can help you fight cavities, strengthen your teeth (especially if your dentist offers fluoride with each cleaning), and keep your teeth healthy and clean. During your appointment, a dental hygienist will clean your teeth and take X-rays before the dentist comes in to see you. The dentist will run over any problems he sees and give you a few tips on how you can take better care of your teeth. Visiting the dentist is an easy way to keep your smile healthy.
Whiten your teeth professionally by asking your dentist about their methods. You can also whiten your teeth at home with whitening kits and toothpastes. Not a fan of store bought products? Everyday Roots has an article on 3 Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth at Home. Avoid foods that stain teeth (like coffee, red wine, and cranberry juice) or brush your teeth right after you eat. You will probably need to whiten your teeth every couple of months to keep them pearly white; keep this in mind while you decide how you will whiten your teeth.
Do you have any teeth tips for us? Leave them in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!