A healthy smile means a healthier body and a healthier body image. We all want to have a smile that lights up the room and keeps us away from the dentist as much as possible, but what can you do to make your smile healthier right now?
There are a number of very simple things you can do to improve your oral health, and therefore your smile, including the following:
Most of us know that we should brush our teeth at least twice a day to maintain a healthy smile but what about flossing? if you do not already floss daily, you should definitely start as doing so helps to remove food debris more effectively, which means fewer cavities, and unsightly fillings, a lower chance of gum disease, and better physical health all round.
- Straighten your teeth
If your teeth are wonky, then it is much more likely that food will get stuck between them and cause you problems. Aligners these days are clear and hard to spot and will straighten your teeth so that your mouth is healthy and your smile is more lovely than ever, so do think about checking them out, especially if you want to lower your risk of gum disease and tooth loss.
- Exfoliate your lips
Your lips play a big part in how healthy your smile is too, and one thing that will help to improve your lip’s health and lusciousness is exfoliating them. In order to do so, you should use a gentle exfoliator made especially for the lips because the skin in this area is thinner and more sensitive. Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and keep your lips looking lovely.
- Use lip balm
Regularly applying lip balm to your lips will stop them from becoming cracked and cores, which can not only be painful but also look unsightly. Be sure to never share a lip balm with anyone or you risk cold sores and other infections but do apply a layer every time you go out in the sun or in cold weather if you want to keep your smile healthy and attractive.
- See the dentist regularly
Of course, if you want to ensure your smile is as healthy as possible, you need to ensure that you are seeing a qualified dentist and dental hygienist at least twice a year. It is not unusual for dental problems like gum disease to creep up slowly, so the more regularly you see a dentist, the more likely you are to be able to catch any issues quickly and of course, the more regularly you have your teeth professionally cleaned, the better they will look and the healthier they will be.
A healthy smile is something that most of us aspire to, and if you put the above tips into action, you can be sure that your smile will not only be healthy, but also one of the most attractive of your features too.