Five Ways To Maintain The Perfect Smile

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smiles (2) copyYour smile is often the first thing that people notice, even before the first “hello” has been muttered. Creating a good first impression with a glowing set of pearly whites is therefore the perfect introduction – but how many of us aren’t taken good enough care of our teeth? And what can we do to improve that?

Here are five ways to maintain a perfect smile:

Using a fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride occurs naturally in some plants and small amounts are added to the water supply in the UK. It attracts tooth strengthening minerals such as calcium and is a great component for fighting decay, reducing levels of plaque, removing tartar and reducing the rate of cavities.

Although great for adults, be aware that higher levels of fluoride are not necessary when brushing children’s teeth. You should also avoid swallowing toothpaste or materials containing fluoride as it can be damaging to your health.
Crowns and veneers

Porcelain veneers are now a common component for sculpting a beautiful smile. They are difficult to stain, so keeping the teeth perfectly white is much easier when combined with a good brushing and flossing routine. They are also strong and durable; lasting up to 15 years.

Alternatively, tooth crowns can add plenty of strength to weakened teeth and come in either gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown so that you can get the best option for your smile (and budget)!

smiles (1)Teeth whitening

Over time, teeth can become stained from things such as coffee, wine and smoking. Having a touch up can be a great way to bring life back into your smile and teeth whitening is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry around. They can improve the colour of teeth to make them up to ten shades whiter and while teeth and while gums may become sensitive for a few days afterwards many people believe it is worth it for the long term positives.

Orthodontic treatment

smiles (2)Many people achieve straight teeth in adolescence with braces, although the option of orthodontic treatment can extend well into adulthood and is more common than you might thing. New procedures such as Invisalign help to straighten crooked teeth without having a face full of metal.

Dental implants

As we get older, dental implants become a more stable option in replacing the traditional loose and unstable bridges. They are natural looking and last a lifetime. Dental implants in Hampshire are readily available with a range of payment plans and are a great option for those who want to make sure their smile always portrays them in the best light.