Maintain a good oral hygiene routine
It is important to ensure that you brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and clean interdentally once a day. It is often food particles that get trapped between teeth and start to decay that are the number one cause of bad breath. By keeping your mouth free from trapped food, you can help to improve the appearance of your smile and reduce the risk of developing bad breath.
Ensure you are cleaning your whole mouth
It is important to ensure that you brush your tongue, floss and exfoliate and moisturise your lips as well. For fresh breath and soft kissable lips, it’s important to pay attention to your entire mouth.
Certain foods, drinks and lifestyle habits are notoriously bad for staining the teeth. Avoid drinking tea, coffee, red wine and avoid eating dark sauces and berries. Essentially anything that can stain a t-shirt or a tablecloth has the ability to stain your teeth. Smoking is another top culprit for staining teeth, the only way to stop this however is to quit the cigarettes!
Come and see us at West Wickham Dental Practice
Keep up with your regular dental appointments to ensure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. At each appointment, the dentist will check for the early signs and symptoms of any dental issue to ensure they are treated early. You can also have appointments with the hygienist who will be able to scale and polish your teeth removing plaque and calculus which if left can cause staining and in the long-term gum disease and tooth decay
Consider cosmetic dentistry
You might not have time to get anything extensive done before Valentine’s day, but you could get booked in ready for the summer, so you have something to be excited about, even if you can’t smile about it yet. Alternatively, there may still be time to get teeth whitening ready for date night.
Want a kissable smile? Call West Wickham Dental Practice today on 0208 776 1188 to book your appointment to discuss cosmetic dentistry or to book an appointment with the hygienist for a deep clean.