The old cliché says a person is never fully dressed without a smile.
This is true because the first thing people see is the other person’s smile. If your teeth are crooked, discolored, and misaligned, it could send an impression to others that you don’t pay attention to your looks and you don’t follow proper dental hygiene. The truth is that you can’t do it all on your own.
Brushing and flossing your teeth only helps in keeping it clean, but maintaining a healthy smile requires much more than that.
Dentists keep people’s teeth clean by using various tools and products.
Whitening toothpaste helps keep the teeth white and shiny. This is different from the ordinary toothpaste that consumers pick up at the store since it contains more whitening or bleaching agents.
In some cases, the teeth are exposed to UV rays in order to make them white again. This is how celebrities and personalities maintain their super white and shiny teeth.
This treatment is also recommended for people who smoke, or consume large amounts of coffee and tea. These are products which stain the teeth and cause discoloration.
Brushing teeth, on the other hand, is still the primary means to clean one’s teeth and keep them free from diseases and problems. It’s best to do it three times a day, or every after meal.
Flossing or using inter dental brushes also helps in keeping food debris out of your gums and prevents infection and inflammation.
For more tips and advice, check out our colorful graphic detailing everything you need to know to maintain a healthy smile. We’ve also thrown in interesting information on the history of toothpaste!
Infographic courtesy of: www.emergencydentistsusa.com