Beautiful and healthy teeth What do you need to know about teeth whitening oral hygiene and teeth correction

November 10, 2018, Langley Dental Practice

Healthy teeth are not just about toothpaste and a toothbrush. Oral diseases such as caries should be prevented. Tooth whitening or transparent aligners is the next step towards a healthy dentition and a beautiful smile.

Step 1: Not just a toothbrush: Dental floss and mouthwash
Good oral hygiene is a basis that we don't need to remind you of.
Cleaning your teeth at least in the morning and evening (after eating) should last 2-3 minutes. The most thorough cleaning is provided by an electric toothbrush, and if you decide to use a manual toothbrush, it should have medium to soft bristles. Dental floss and mouthwash should also be used.
Step 2: Healthy gums: To avoid bleeding
Healthy teeth are also healthy gums. Unfortunately, we do not always remember this. Negligence can result in gum pain and bleeding. Improper gum hygiene leads to inflammation, which requires the intervention of a dentist. Deposited plaque builds up as stone and this leads to the destruction of periodontal tissue and bleeding of the gums (e.g. while eating or brushing).
Step 3: Teeth correction
Nowadays orthodontics has developed significantly, and the market offers many methods to correct teeth. Traditional permanent braces are no longer the only available option for straightening teeth. Splints like Clear Aligner have appeared on the market relatively recently. Despite this, they are winning over a growing group of satisfied patients. Mainly because they are almost invisible to others.

According to specialists from SmileMeUp, the great advantage of overlays is the ability to remove them when eating, cleaning teeth or important occasions. Traditional permanent orthodontic braces, unfortunately, do not allow for this type of activities. Apart from that, an unquestionable advantage of transparent aligners is their precise fit and the possibility of their regular, independent change at home. Thanks to this, the treatment is extremely fast and also does not require frequent visits to the orthodontist. Striving for a beautiful smile does not involve additional time and money. What is important, clear results of straightening teeth are visible after just few months!
Step 4: Teeth whitening? Not for everyone
Even if you have healthy teeth, don't forget to visit your dentist regularly - preferably once every six months. We should also remember about regular tartar removal. A good dentist should also provide us with good advice. If you decide to whiten your teeth, it is important that you talk to a dentist who will find out which method is the best and present any contraindications.

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