Everyone wants to look their best, right? You're headed out for the night, your outfit looks amazing and you're feeling good on the inside, too. But then you look at the photos that you took that night and all you can see are your teeth. They're uneven, yellowing, the edges are jagged and so on. Well, no worries! There are ways that you can change that.
To kick things off, it's important that you brush your teeth in general and that you brush them regularly. The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice daily. That may feel like it's just common sense but it's important to keep your dental health in mind.
The ADA also recommends that you floss once daily. Flossing helps to remove the sticky bacteria and plaque from between your teeth in the places that your toothbrush can't reach. It also helps with bad breath, which your friends will be thankful for.
Now that we've covered that you should be brushing your teeth twice daily, also consider your toothbrush itself. Is your toothbrush old? Then it’s probably not as effective as it should be. Maybe the bristles are bent, bacteria-ridden, soft and dull. Look into buying a firm electric toothbrush.
Avoid drinks that leave stains
What you choose to drink affects your smile. Drinks such as soda, alcohol, coffee, and tea can stain your teeth. The acid in these drinks will strip the enamel from your teeth, and the sugar in them will feed plaques that attack your teeth. This leaves stains, plaque residue and damage to your teeth. If you decide to consume these beverages, you can experiment with using these drinks through a straw that goes past your teeth.
Straighten teeth and jaw
Aligners correct crooked teeth and an uneven bite. They gradually shift your teeth to make them straight and will give you a winning smile. Clear aligners are also invisible and will save you from the potential self-consciousness of wearing braces.
Whiten yellow teeth
Teeth whitening is another option if your problem is that your teeth are yellow. You can make an appointment with your dentist to have your teeth professionally whitened or you can purchase an at-home teeth whitening kit.
Now that you're equipped with better dental knowledge, hopefully you can make adjustments as you see fit to get the most natural, beautiful smile that you want.