I consider myself lucky when talking about my teeth! At my age, my teeth are still complete and healthy. Beautiful, as my dentist described them. It’s not that I’m boasting around here, but I am just so thankful of myself for taking care of them while I’m still young. That I saved myself from the pain when a tooth aches.
I know some people who are bothered with how their teeth looks and how they can’t confidently face other people without wearing dentures. I also heard some who complain how painful it feels when their tooth aches. They regret for not taking care of their teeth well enough.
Having a perfect teeth doesn’t always mean pearly whites, but a beautiful and healthy smile, whoa, that is a self-confidence booster! Your teeth is one of the first thing people notice about you and you can be your most beautiful self if you always wear a smile. You’ll look a day younger and it can simply rock any outfit you’re wearing. A smile won’t cost you a thing, but what’s behind it[read: your teeth] need proper care and attention.
Dental hygiene is an essential part of our daily routine. It’s a-must! If you take good care of your teeth just like the rest of your body, you’re saving yourself from the possible issues that you might encounter in the future due to improper care and negligence. It’s your teeth, and you’re the one responsible in taking care of them. Give them the best care you can to make them last longer and look their best. And oh, to highlight your smile!
I always take it as a compliment when people told me that my teeth is beautiful. Often times, I am asked how I keep them that way and I am happy to share some of my dental hygiene routines. So today, I’d love to talk about it with you, too!
How to have perfect teeth
Brush your teeth properly
Brushing for 2 minutes twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night plays a big part in making your teeth clean and healthy. It helps to keep cavities and gum disease at bay. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and don’t brush too hard. Do it gently to prevent soreness and hurting yourself. Work on every corner in a small circular motion, including your gum line.
Watch your lifestyle
Ever wonder why there’s a discoloration on your teeth or that they look yellowish than it was before? If you enjoy consuming foods and drinks that can stain your teeth— you’ll know what’s the culprit! One of those are coffee, tea, soda, wine. And oh, smoking is another culprit, too! I know how addicting these drinks can be, but you may want to try consuming them in moderation or brush your teeth afterwards.
Consuming sugary foods is another culprit that can damage your teeth. Another thing to watch out is consuming highly acidic foods and drinks such as lemons, tomatoes, and oranges (and orange juice). These can damage your enamel over time. So it’s always good to be on the safe side by consuming these kinds of foods and drinks with moderation.
Add calcium in your diet
Calcium helps us build strong bones and teeth. I take my calcium supplement regularly once a day in addition to drinking 2 glasses of milk daily. Tell you a secret, I love drinking milk! That’s one of my favorite drinks! Shhh..!
Visit a dentist
Don’t fear a dentist! Even if you don’t have any dental issues, a dentist can help you keep up your dental health. She can recommend some techniques or solutions to help your teeth be the best it can be.
In my case, I regularly visit my dentist to clean my teeth every 6 months and have it checked for some issue if there’s any. You know there’s some part we’re not able to clean thoroughly, so I leave it to her because without a regular cleaning, bacteria build up in our mouth can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and tooth loss! I better prevent it than lost my tooth and my confidence!
Get a dental insurance
I currently don’t have a dental insurance plan now, but I am thinking of getting one soon. It is an important tool in protecting your overall health and the health of your family. We all know that even a simple trip to the dentist costs money, however, and with a family or more serious issues, the costs can quickly multiply. Lower the cost of your dental care by getting a dental insurance from Guardian anytime!
Well, getting one was made easier because you don’t need to have a qualifying event just to get one for you and your family.
Head over to Guardian’s website now to see whether you’re going to get the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans or the Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) Plans. Feel free to choose according to your needs and preferences.
To your perfect teeth! Smile!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.