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3 Things You Can Do to Get Closer to a Perfect Smile

February 28, 2018

3 Things You Can Do to Get Closer to a Perfect Smile

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who said they didn’t want a perfect smile. The reality is that most people want their smile to shine. However, not everyone can have that – or can they? While you may not be able to get the perfect smile, there are several things you can do to improve your grin. Read on to learn about three of them and then contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment with a dentist.

  1. Be more diligent about your oral health
  2. The easiest way to keep your teeth in better shape is to make sure you’re brushing and flossing daily. Use ADA-approved toothpaste, get a good floss, and make sure that if you use mouthwash it contains fluoride. You should be brushing for two minutes per day, flossing until you’ve gotten between all your teeth, and using your mouthwash for about 30 seconds. Doing this twice a day every day is the basis for the perfect smile.

  3. Look into cosmetic dentistry options
  4. There are so many cosmetic dentistry options and many patients aren’t aware of them. If you’re worried about the color or look of your teeth, then veneers may be a great option. In essence, veneers are a very thin set of replacement teeth that go over your current teeth. You can completely change the shape, color, and every other aspect of your teeth. They are fitted specifically to your mouth based on your needs. This a great option if you want immediate results and it’s one of the most popular cosmetic options.

    If it’s the spacing or position of your teeth that you’re unhappy with, then you may consider braces or the more innovative Invisalign. Either one can slowly get your teeth straight and allow you to keep your natural teeth. Finally, teeth whitening is an option. While you can get kits over the counter, the teeth whitening you get at your dentist’s office works faster and lasts longer. However, unlike the other cosmetic dentistry options, teeth whitening isn’t permanent.

  5. Make changes to your lifestyle
  6. There are also a few general lifestyle changes you can take to improve your smile. For example, how many cups of coffee or tea do you drink per day? Both of these drinks have been known to stain teeth. In fact, so have red wines. Eating foods that have a lot of sugar or are carb-heavy can also increase bacteria in the mouth, which can increase tooth decay.

Perhaps the worst thing you can do as far as the way your teeth look is to smoke. No matter how well you brush or floss, if you continue to smoke then your teeth will yellow. Today there are many medications and products that make it easier than ever before to put the cigarettes down for good.

If you’re ready to get a personalized plan to get you to the perfect smile then you’re ready to work with California Dental Group. Contact us today at (800) 407-0161 to get your appointment set up.

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