A pretty smile can be so inviting. It can make pretty much anyone look more youthful, attractive, and friendly. So, it is really important that you make a real effort to look after your smile.
With that in mind, here are some simple health hacks that will enable you to maintain a good level of oral hygiene, while also creating a prettier smile in the process…
Brush and floss
Okay, so we all know that we should be brushing twice daily, and flossing at least once each day, but it’s worth reminding you that brushing and flossing are the two things that will make the most difference to how bright and healthy your teeth look day to day.
Scrape your tongue
As well as brushing and flossing, you should also think about scraping your tongue twice daily, This will help to remove any nasty bacteria from your tongue, which could impact upon your teeth and gums, not to mention cause bad breath. Buy a tongue scraper and use it daily if you want to have the prettiest, most fragrant, not to mention healthiest, smile around.
Visit the dentist more often
Visiting a good dental surgery, like the Pomona Dental Practice, on a very regular basis, is a really good way to ensure that your teeth and gums are always in good shape. A professional cleaning will do most of the work, but if your teeth are in bad shape, whitening and other cosmetic procedures can really turn your smile around and have you looking amazing too. The main thing is to keep on top of your dental visits so your oral health is never allowed to slide.
Wear a mouth guard
If you grind your teeth at night, it can wear them down until they are misshapen and in poor health. Wearing a mouth guard is a really easy way to prevent this from happening, although it can feel a little uncomfortable at first.
If that really isn’t for you, there are some mind-body exercises that you can practice before you go to bed, which may help you to stop grinding.
Exfoliate your lips
The skin on your lips may be more delicate than the skin elsewhere on your body, but it can still build up and become flaky and unsightly, which is why you should gently exfoliate your lips once weekly with either a store-bought product or a little brown sugar mixed with coconut oil. Once you’re done, apply a little moisturizer or your favorite chap-stick, for the most healthy, kissable lips ever.
Take an L-Lysine supplement
Many people who suffer from unsightly and often painful cold sores have found that taking an L-Lysine supplement all but gets rid of breakouts, so if you have a cold sore problem, start supplementing your diet now for a better smile tomorrow.
A smile can say so much, so don’t be afraid to show yours off and put some of our simple health hacks into place to ensure that your smile always lights up the place.