A quick glance at everyone who graces a red-carpet event and you’ll notice one thing they all have in common: white teeth. Not just any white teeth but the kind of teeth that you covet while looking in the mirror at your not so coveted teeth. There’s no doubt that a lot of stars use laser dentistry and Zoom teeth whitening to brighten up their teeth, but they also know how to take care of their choppers. If you really want what the stars have you may have to change the way you care for your teeth.
Stop the Tobacco
Everyone around you already wants you to stop; now it’s your turn to go through with it. As if it isn’t enough to know it’s a hazard to your health and those around you, smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to staining teeth.
The proper brushing technique involves positioning your brush at a 45-degree angle as you brush your teeth. Start your brush at the gum line and brush up. Make sure to brush up and down in a slow and thorough motion. By the time all is said and done you should have spent a whole two minutes brushing your teeth. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Brush at least twice a day, even more if you have braces. Wait thirty minutes after a meal to brush your teeth.
When your San Diego area based orthodontist tells you to floss every day it’s not a suggestion, it’s an order. Flossing removes plaque, tartar, and leftover food remnants. A brush won’t be able to reach every corner of your mouth; this is where floss comes to the rescue.
Following these three tips will drastically improve the quality of your teeth.