Do you feel insecure about your teeth? You’re not alone. A whopping 7 in 10 Americans are right there with you and 57% of people will try to cover their mouths when they laugh because they don’t like their teeth.
Maybe all those picture-perfect celebrity smiles are making us take more notice of our teeth. Or maybe the presence and accessibility of better dental care are making less-than-perfect teeth less common and more noticeable.
Regardless, you might be wondering how to have perfect teeth. Read on to find out.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
The number one way to keep your teeth healthy and strong is to practice good oral hygiene. Don’t smoke, it’s horrible for your teeth and basically every other body part. Choose healthy foods and be sure to munch on crunchy fruits and vegetables that help work the teeth and keep them strong. However, stay away from damaging habits like chewing ice or eating copious amounts of hard or sticky candy.
Brush and floss twice a day and be sure to visit your dentist twice a year for a deep professional cleaning. Using dental hygiene products like mouthwash can also be an excellent idea. This helps kill off the bacteria in your mouth that can lead to cavities and other dental problems — helping to stave off issues before they even arise.
Whiten Your Teeth
Yellowing teeth are a natural part of aging. They appear because of food and drink stains and can worsen as your tooth enamel naturally thins over time, allowing the underlying yellowish dentin to peep through.
However, white teeth are a big part of having perfect teeth in society’s eyes. Thankfully, there are many options for whitening teeth from at-home solutions like brushing with baking soda if you prefer natural dental care to whitening treatments at your dentist’s office.
Correct Problem Teeth
The first two tips we’ve mentioned help you keep your perfect teeth once you have them. But how to get perfect teeth in the first place? It’s not uncommon for people to naturally have crooked or misaligned teeth. It’s also fairly common for people to damage their teeth such as by sustaining an injury while playing sports or from being in a car accident.
In today’s world, you have many options for fixing problem teeth. Braces and Invisalign help with crooked teeth. Veneers can hide chipped and yellowed teeth and dental implants can replace missing or damaged teeth so well they almost feel natural.
Though insurance will often not cover cosmetic dental treatments, there are many options for dental financing available that make perfect teeth a possibility for virtually anyone.
Now You Know How to Have Perfect Teeth
That’s all there is to it! Did you think learning how to get perfect teeth would be harder? It really isn’t that difficult at all.
While you may need corrective devices such as braces to get perfectly straight pearly whites, the main work happens at home. Brush and floss daily to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for your whole life.
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