Who doesn’t want to walk around with a bright, beautiful smile? Having a bright, white smile is a great goal to have, and one that you can attain. An excellent, reachable goal for 2019 is to have a brighter, healthier smile. Start your year right by following your Tulsa family dentist’s tips on how to get your smile to shine in 2019.
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Eating the right foods can help keep your smile brighter. Vegetables like cauliflower and celery scrub your teeth as you chew. They also help produce the saliva needed to neutralize acids. When it comes to sweets, oranges and strawberries are a good choice. These two fruits work well to polish teeth. Berries are really good for you but they can stain your teeth too. If you have these fruits rinse your mouth with water when you are through.
Limit Added Sugars
Whenever you consume anything with sugar, the bacteria in your mouth combines with the sugar to produce acid. This acid actually attacks your teeth for more than 20 minutes, putting a damper on your bright smile. The bad news? Almost anything you eat have some sugar in it, even vegetables and dairy. However, foods such as cookies, sodas and candy contain loads of extra sugar. You should avoid eating high amounts of these foods, and make sure to rinse and brush afterward.
Watch What You Drink
Any liquid that you would be afraid to drink while wearing a white shirt you should be afraid to put on your teeth as well. Coffee, dark tea, cola and red wine are some of these drinks but the list can go on. Drinking water is the best solution to keeping teeth healthy. Drinking water produces saliva and saliva helps fight tooth decay.
Cosmetic Dentistry is meant to help make your teeth more beautiful. While it is considered elective dental care, cosmetic dentistry can add a major boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. Teeth whitening, dental veneers, Invisalign, Bonding and Full Mouth Restorations are all services we provide at our cosmetic dentistry in Tulsa to help make your teeth sparkle this year.
Good Dental Hygiene Habits
Good dental hygiene is the most important thing when it comes to keeping a beautiful smile. Regular brushing and flossing are vital to your oral health. Regular visits to your Tulsa dentist can make all the difference and will allow any dental issue to be caught early on. We love to help our patients feel confident in their smile. Contact Skyview Family Dental today to start your year off right.