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 lost.
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 life.
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:
· Brush twice daily
· Floss: clean between your teeth once/twice a day with floss or another interdental cleaner
· Replace your toothbrush every three or four months
· Eat a balanced diet
· Limit between-meal snacks.
· Antimicrobial mouth rinse if recommended
· See your dentist every six months