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5 Dental Tips for a Better Smile

We have been spending the last couple of weeks focusing on some restorative dentistry practices - like dental bridges and dental implants. While it is essential that we take the time to explain how these practices work and who they are for, at Great Neck Dental Care, we hope that you never need bridges or implants. So for this week, we will be honing in on how you can improve your smile and hopefully never need any restorative dentistry.

A healthy smile is a great way to improve your confidence. Your smile is one of the first things a person might notice about you. Now, you might not be able to improve your smile overnight but you can follow these five dental tips of the day to help improve your smile.

Floss Daily

Flossing removes food, bacteria, and other remnants from between your teeth. Without removing the leftover gunk between your teeth, bacteria and old food can fester, which can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and halitosis. If flossing just isn’t for you, then there are options out there for you: an oral irrigator will remove any plaque in between your teeth.

See Your Dentist Twice a Year

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, nothing can replace the value of seeing your dentist. Your dentist can provide you with a deep cleaning, one that you cannot do on your own. Pay a visit to Dr. Liberman and she will get you one step closer to having a beautiful smile.

Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes is terrible for one’s health - and that also includes your dental health. Smoking will temporarily stain your teeth - and that can be scrubbed off - but after time, the stains become harder and harder to remove. Smoking also causes the gums to recede, making the teeth appear longer and farther apart from each other.

Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

What would a list of dental tips be without reminding you to brush your teeth twice a day? Well, we cannot overstate the importance of brushing having a regular, twice daily brushing habit. Plaque can harden into tartar, so you need to stay on top of the buildup on your teeth - and brushing twice daily is a great way to stop that buildup.

Reduce Coffee, Tea, and Wine

So this is a tough one. We know how important coffee, tea, and wine are in our lives. To be sure - we are not recommending that you go cold turkey and stop drinking these drinks. What we are suggesting is that you simply limit your intake. Maybe have just one cup of coffee instead of two. Why? Well, these drinks can stain your teeth. A dentist can remove the stains from your teeth but, over time, these stains become harder and harder to remove.

As you have probably noticed, there is a lot to maintaining and improving your smile. It is not easy, but it is worth it. If you have any more specific questions or any other dental tips on how to improve your smile, pay a visit to Dr. Liberman and her team at Great Neck Dental Care.

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