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Dental Tips for a Beautiful Smile

Posted on December 13, 2019

A lot goes on behind a smile. A great smile gives you the confidence to take on the world. It makes you feel beautiful from the inside out. A study reported by The Chicago Tribune shows that 74% of people believe that discolored or broken teeth can inhibit career success, so a killer smile could play an important role in your professional and personal endeavors.

For others, your smile becomes a single point of attractiveness. When you flash your pearly whites to others, they feel more comfortable talking to you. In fact, many studies show that a smile is the first thing that people see when they look at you. 24% of people say that a smile is what they remember in a person. Even more, 57% of Americans would prefer to have a nice smile than clear skin. All of this goes to show the importance that gets placed on your smile and how it affects your daily life.

Now that we know the importance of a great smile, let’s take a look at a few popular dental methods that can change your smile into a more beautiful one.

Whitening

Whitening your teeth removes discoloration to give you the cleanest looking teeth. Most orthodontic specialists do a great job of whitening their patients’ teeth by using teeth-whitening products or bleaching. At our orthodontic practice, we offer in-house whitening for both current orthodontic patients and those not undergoing treatment.

Braces

Wearing braces is a popular orthodontic practice to improve the alignment of your teeth. According to a report, over 4 million people wear braces, with 75% of those patients being younger than 18. This statistic clearly shows that braces are more common among younger children than adults, but that doesn’t mean there’s an age restriction on braces. In fact, this orthodontic practice has become more subtle and versatile thanks to removable aligners and clear braces. We see many adult patients who like the clear braces or Invisalign options and some even chose the Invisalign (lingual) braces option where the braces are on the inside of your teeth!

Brushing and Flossing

While this may seem elementary, many dental problems arise because of improper brushing and flossing. You must brush and floss twice a day to prevent cavities and dental problems while improving the overall health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. You should also visit your orthodontic specialist if you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth as this can affect your overall oral health. Teeth that are too crowded are harder to clean. This is where our orthodontic practice can help!

These are three different ways to ensure you have a beautiful smile. While some of them include orthodontic practice methods, others like brushing are a part of a personal hygiene routine that you should follow every day. A combination of both can ensure that you have a beautiful smile always backed by the confidence to take on the world. If you’re concerned about your teeth alignment and how it can be impacting your oral health, give our office a call. We would love to set up a free consultation to discuss further!