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How to Achieve a Beautiful Shining Smile

Did you know that 61% of Americans wish they could change something about their teeth? You might be in this statistic, especially if your teeth are dull and/or discoloured and you feel self-conscious about them.

Having white teeth is a key part of a perfect smile, but don’t be too sad if yours aren’t radiant. There are always things you can try so you can have the pearly whites you’ve always dreamt of.

Keep reading to find out how you can achieve a beautiful shining smile!

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The most important step to getting and keeping a beautiful smile is practising good oral hygiene. If you can keep dental decay at bay, then your teeth will be healthy and strong!

At a minimum, you should brush twice and floss once daily. If you aren’t able to brush your teeth after a meal, at least rinse with water afterwards.

Stay Away From Dark Drinks

Dark drinks like soda, juice, tea, coffee, and wine will stain your teeth. So if possible, avoid drinking these beverages.

If you just can’t give these things up, try using a straw so the liquids don’t touch your teeth. And rinse your mouth with water after drinking them too.

See Your Dentist Regularly

You should be seeing your dentist once or twice a year. They’ll be able to catch any dental issues early on and rectify them before they become problematic. As a result, your teeth will stay white and healthy.

In addition, they can perform several types of cosmetic dentistry to make your teeth whiter.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is the least invasive type of treatment to get a shining smile. While there are at-home kits you can buy at the store, we recommend staying away from those. They’re not as strong and there’s a chance you might use them wrong and cause damage to your teeth and gums.

Your dentist can provide in-office treatment for the best results possible. Here are some questions to ask if you’re unsure of the treatment.

Veneers

Veneers are a popular option since they’re permanent; these are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth.

Not only can veneers hide discoloured teeth, but they can also make your teeth more uniform. They’re great for cracked, misshapen, and crooked teeth.

Crowns and Implants

If you’ve got badly damaged teeth, then crowns are a better option than veneers. These go right over your teeth like a cap and look just like your other teeth. They’ll protect your damaged teeth from getting worse.

For missing teeth, your dentist can put in implants. These have an artificial root (post) and a crown on top.

Get That Shining Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Achieving a shining smile is definitely possible, especially if you take our advice. By keeping up with oral hygiene, being conscious about your dietary choices, and seeing your dentist, you’ll be able to get a smile you can be proud of!

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, keep browsing our blog page.