Get the Perfect Smile Before Valentine’s Day - Dental Tips
Everyone needs a fresh, bright smile before Valentine's Day. Though most people would not instantly think of dental health when it comes to this holiday, it just makes sense. You want a big smile and one that gives you the confidence you need on this special day. If you have not visited your dentist yet, now is a good time to make an appointment. Just consider a few of the reasons to do so now, before Valentine's Day arrives.
Suffering from Bad Breath?
Could there be anything worse than having bad breath? Many people do not recognize the underlying causes of their bad breath. When you visit your dentist, you'll quickly learn what is behind yours. The underlying cause of bad breath is the presence of bacteria. Bacteria are normally present in the mouth, but when there is a significant amount of it present, the immune system cannot control it. It multiples quickly. If left untreated, it will create plaque on the teeth, and even lead to gingivitis.
Why does this happen? In most cases, it is due to poor dental hygiene. Individuals who do not brush and floss well enough are most at risk for this concern. It is essential to remove the food particles present that often leads to the development of bacteria, thus preventing bad breath. Brushing your teeth properly, flossing, and even cleaning your tongue while you brush are important steps.
Avoid Excessive Alcohol and Nicotine Use
You may not realize it, but alcohol and nicotine can cause a significant amount of damage to your smile. That's never going to be attractive on Valentine's Day. Alcohol consumption - more than a glass of wine a day - can cause gum deterioration. It can also cause tooth loss and cavities to occur. This all comes from the development of periodontal disease. Smoking itself also causes this, and it stains your teeth.
Teeth Cleaning Services
One of the best ways to get control over this is to get professional teeth cleaning. While brushing is important, even those who are very thorough still need to visit a dentist at least one time every six months for a cleaning. This removes all of the plaque possible and can help your teeth to remain healthy. If there is a concern present, such as gingivitis or periodontal disease, you will learn about it right away and get treatment for it.
Now that your teeth are healthy, it is time to take a closer look at whitening them. Zoom teeth whitening is an effective way of cleaning away years of build-up and discoloration. This process does not take long in the office, but it can significantly improve your overall dental hygiene and give you a fresh, clean smile to show off.
Valentine's Day may not seem like the time to visit your dentist but there is no reason to put off your dental appointment. At Perfect Dental, we'll help you have a fantastic smile that really shines on this big day. It will give you the confidence you need to impress anyone you wish to!