More than 30 years ago, the British Dental Health Foundation started National Smile Month. While…
Smiling is a vital part of day to day life and communication, reaching across language barriers and cultures. A healthy smile gives you a good boost of confidence, contributes to a healthy emotional state and healthy eating!
Here are 5 tips for a healthier smile:
In case of oral issues, you don’t immediately feel the pain at the initial stage of an infection. All oral diseases, even those associated with gums are painless until they get worse. When it starts to hurt, it clearly means that an infection already exists or your gums have bacteria.
Make regular visits to a dentist you love and trust to stay healthy and pain-free.
Avoid Teeth-Staining Drinks
When it comes to getting a healthier smile, the beverages you love might be your worst enemies. Tea, coffee and red wine are among the biggest culprits. The intense color pigments present in these drinks stick to and damage the enamel – the protective outer layer on your teeth.
Once the enamel is infected, the remaining part of the tooth and the gums become vulnerable to further stains. The best way to retain the natural whiteness of your teeth is to limit the consumption of these drinks.
Eat Nourishing Meals
Make sure to eat a nutrient-dense diet so that your teeth get everything they need to stay healthy. Cavities can be caused by lack of nutrients, and they are especially more likely to occur during pregnancy if you don’t follow a nutrient-dense diet.
Leafy greens and raw or grass-fed dairy products contain high quantities of vitamins and nutrients that are essential. Protein-rich meals such as eggs, meat, fish and poultry are also essential in maintaining strong teeth and gums.
If you are pregnant, ask a care provider you love and trust about the daily protein count you should aim to meet.
According to American Dental Association, both calcium and protein help safeguard and restore the protective enamel on your teeth.
No, there isn’t a second option. If you really wish to bring an end to your oral problems, you will have to give up smoking and other tobacco use. Oral cancer, the worst oral plight you can possibly face, mostly develops in smokers.
Take Care of Other Health Conditions
Your smile is affected by all other health conditions, like medications that may deplete your body of certain nutrients. Issues facing one part of the body keep the entire body perturbed.
Instead of being reactive, be proactive and take preventive measures before these conditions develop. The three simple yet most effective measures to gaining a healthier smile are eating healthy, exercising routinely, and seeing a dentist you trust every 6 months.
Taking good care of your oral health can be demanding at times. However, with a proactive and responsible approach, it’s no longer hard to retain your healthy smile.