Hello dear readers, welcome back to our awesome blog. Christmas is an important day for all of us because we get reunited with family and friends. What I mean is that we see lot of people and take lots of pictures with them. If you deny it you are just lying to and you know it, if you are like me you want your teeth to look good in your photos. The centerpiece of a picture is the smile, so as long as your teeth look good the picture will look great.
That is why it is so important to get in the habit of a good dental hygiene and visit a dentist before the holidays. Today I will share with you the best routine you can start right now to make your teeth look perfect. Besides, because I feel a little festive, I will share some tips and teach you how to save money in dental treatment. If this sounds helpful to you, keep reading until the end. You won’t be disappointed as you will learn to have a great smile.
Go to the dentist before Christmas
The first advice I can give you besides having a great dental hygiene is to visit a dentist yearly. You cannot achieve a beautiful healthy smile at home all alone, you need professional help. Scheduling an appointment with a dentist twice a year to get checkup and cleaning your teeth will be the perfect habit to get healthy teeth. I suggest using Los Algodones Dentists’ Guide as we have the best prices in the business. We help you find affordable dental treatment in town.
To make an appointment simply use the contact form above so you can request an estimate. You can also do it by phone in business hours. You will receive guidance by our patient coordinator every step of the way. Our job is to make your visit as confortable and easy as possible. We got the best dentists in Los Algodones along with great reviews. Out staff is really friendly and bilingual so you will feel just like home here.
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Better eating habits for healthier teeth
Now that you know the basics for a good dental hygiene routine you can concentrate in other things. One point many of our patients miss the mark, especially before Christmas, is their diet. A lot of them tend to eat lots of sugar, junk, smoke cigarettes, and drink alcohol, among other things. If you do not control what you eat your teeth will look bad. Teeth can stain pretty easily along with chips and breaks. It does not matter if you brush your teeth daily, your diet have a huge impact in your dental hygiene.
What I mean by this is that you have to moderate yourself. Try to eat less chocolate, candy and sugary foods and opt for more vegetables and fruits. Avoid hard foods that can chip or break your teeth, especially if you are an elder patient. Drink more water and consume calcium to make your teeth stronger and resistant to breakage. The key to good teeth is a healthy diet, along with a good dental hygiene routine.
Also, try to quit bad habits that are unhealthy for your teeth. This includes tobacco and alcohol, both are terrible for your teeth. I do not want to tell you what to do, because I know some of you enjoy it a lot. But as a dentist I must say that you have to reduce the consumption if you wish to keep your teeth healthy. You can take a break and then have a little fun at Christmas’ parties so your teeth at least look great for the picture.
Best dental hygiene routine before Christmas
Ok, let’s finish with what you came for, the ultimate dental hygiene routine. This is a question I get a lot in the comments by lot of you, so I know this is very important for you guys. To make our teeth look amazing at Christmas we need a good, consistent routine. We need to not skip a single day. Missing a day can be the make or break our teeth. So the first thing to do is to create constancy.
We want to start by brushing our teeth, I suggest a good brand of toothpaste and a good toothbrush. Many patients make the mistake of using hard bristle toothbrush and this only make things worse. The thing is that many patients tend to brush aggressively and fast, which is bad for your teeth enamel. Instead, use a soft bristle toothbrush along with gentle slow strokes. This will be enough to clean your teeth and avoid any harm in your enamel and gums.
Speaking of which, the correct brushing technique is also necessary. You can use any motion as long as you are careful, as said above slow and steady wins the race. Or you can use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth is also valid. After brushing your teeth use dental floss to clean between your teeth and finish with rinsing with mouthwash. This is more than enough to keep your teeth healthy and clean.
This short routine should take you less than 5 minutes and you should repeat it at least 3 times a day. Brush your teeth especially after every meal to avoid stains. If you do it correctly you should be clear form gum infection, bad breath and other dental diseases. If you have kids, try to teach them these habits while they are a sponge of knowledge.