Who wouldn’t love a bright and dazzling smile with better teeth to show off?

Even if you’re able to enjoy better teeth now while you’re still young, there is a real chance of the brightness fading with age. There is also a higher chance of spending way too much money on maintaining them in that dentist chair.

Luckily, there are ways to take better care of your teeth while you’re still young so that you can enjoy better teeth for longer.

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Here are a couple of tried-and-tested ways to step up your dental routine and make sure that you avoid all that pain that comes with unhappy teeth.

 

First: Learning to keep them clean

Sure, you know very well that you should brush at least twice a day. However, there are other ways to make sure that they stay clean throughout the day.

Try to think about how you can take better care of them at night as well, by the way, as this is the time when your teeth are at most risk. When you’re not eating or drinking for eight hours, your mouth tends to dry out. This makes it easier for bacteria to target those teeth.

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Keep a glass of water next to your bed, first of all. Remember to take a few sips as you wake up during the night. There’s not much more you can do in terms of dental care at night except for getting a dental guard if you’re a tooth grinder.

Talk to your dentist about this and let them examine your jaw in case you’ve developed a problem after all that grinding.

 

Next: Learning to floss correctly

Flossing is something that dentists all over the country have been trying to get us to do for a while now. Most of us are able to floss but very few are able to do it correctly. A quick floss is not necessarily enough to clean properly in between your teeth.

You need to wrap the floss around each individual tooth. Remember to be gentle in order to not hurt your gums.

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Have a look at this guide if you’d like to become a flossing pro in no time, by the way, and keep in mind that your teeth will thank you for it in a year or so.

 

Visit the dentist once a year

While few of us enjoy those visits to the dentist too much, suffering through it once a year isn’t too much to ask.

Your teeth deserve it, after all. If you have been listening to your dentist’s advice and taking care of them, the bill won’t be too high either.

Remember to talk to your dentist about any problems you’ve been having, though, so that they can prevent any further damage.

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Talk to them about getting cosmetic dentistry if this is something that can improve your smile for good – and keep in mind that the sooner you get these things over with, the sooner you get to enjoy a bright and confident smile.

Try to avoid brushing your teeth within the first thirty minutes of brushing as well, by the way, to keep the acids from hurting your enamel.

You will have better teeth to chew your food properly and to show off a happy and healthy smile for many years to come.

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