Your smile is the first thing people see when they
meet you. It's part of the first impression you make. Healthy, white teeth are
the best accessory you can wear. People tend to associate healthy, white teeth
with a youthful appearance. They can make you look bright and healthy. And
remember: First impressions are lasting.
Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked,
discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look.
Today, we must make great efforts in order to maintain our teeth
for life. Many people are spending a lot of money for dental implants to
restore what they once had. The best treatment is to catch things early on:
Maintaining what you have is much more cost-effective than repairing what was
A person who keeps his or her own natural teeth healthy for a
lifetime is less likely to have other health problems and will live a longer
Not too many things
can replace a healthy, happy smile. When we look good, we feel good and if our
teeth are healthy, pretty and bright, our smile will reflect that same feeling.
For the most part, if you feel good about your teeth and how they look, you'll
tend to smile bigger making people take notice and when that happens, it
creates an image of happiness.
Everyone wants a
bright, healthy smile but oral health goes deeper than that. Oral health
touches every aspect of our lives but is often taken for granted. Your
mouth is a window into the health of your body. It can show signs of
nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Systemic diseases, those that
affect the entire body, may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or
other oral problems.
Keeping a youthful mouth comes down to two simple, proven,
and practical steps:
Floss: clean between your teeth once/twice a day with floss or
another interdental cleaner
toothbrush every three or four months
rinse if recommended
See your dentist every six months