Keeping your smile sparkling is a popular topic of discussion these days. Entire aisles of the grocery store are dedicated to products claiming to improve your smile, infomercials are dedicated to teeth straightening solutions, and targeted social media ads promise excellent restorative dental care results. And late-night infomercials promise to deliver dramatic results quickly. Dr. Earl Gaball in Battle Creek, Michigan, has been helping patients improve the appearance and health of their smiles with trusted expert care for each and every patient. Here he provides tips and advice for the best oral hygiene care:
- Brush and floss: Everyone knows that brushing and flossing keep your gums and teeth healthy and free from decay and disease. However, these habits also help improve the appearance of your teeth by removing food particles that could stain and darken the teeth. Ideally, it would be best if you brushed after every meal. If that’s not practical, ensure that you have at least two effective teeth brushing sessions each day. That means not rushing and getting out the floss before bedtime.
- Drink water: In addition to the overall health and wellness benefits of water, it also helps keep your teeth healthy. Drinking water helps rinse away those food particles from dark foods and beverages.
- Kick the habit: Smoking has many adverse effects on your health, but it’s also a leading cause of yellow and discolored teeth. Further, cigarettes and tobacco products create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow in the mouth, leading to other oral wellness problems.
- Visit the dentist: Your regular dental visits are essential for two reasons. First, it gives your dentist a chance to spot any irregularities or potential problems in your mouth before they develop further. In nearly all cases, dental issues that are identified early can be treated quickly and effectively. Additionally, your teeth will be professionally cleaned by a trained hygienist using professional equipment during the appointment. This practice allows the dental team to remove plaque and bacteria that can’t be reached at home. All of this keeps your smile sparkling.
Keeping your smile happy and healthy is important to Dr. Gaball and the entire team. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 883-1674.
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