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A smile is the best accessory indeed!  In fact, your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you.Here at Smile Denture and Implant Clinic, we are obsessed with smiles. We see patients every day in pursuit of a better fitting or better-looking smile! Here are some of our best tips on how you can improve your smile today.

1. Brush Regularly

It is important to brush and clean your teeth regularly, at least twice a day. This applies to denture wearers as well. Ideally, for natural teeth, you want to use an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrush removes more plaque than a regular brush. For denture wearers, use a brush with soft bristles that is specifically designed for cleaning dentures. Avoid using a hard-bristled brush as it can damage or wear down dentures. Also, remember to keep dentures moist when not wearing them to help retain the proper shape.

2. Floss Regularly

It goes without saying that you should brush your teeth regularly, however flossing is often overlooked.  Flossing is important because the floss removes plaque between teeth and out from under the gum line, where a toothbrush can’t reach.  This removal of plaque can help prevent tooth decay and gingivitis. When left alone, plaque and tartar build up under the surface of the gum lines. This can cause periodontal disease, which leads to bone destruction and tooth loss.

3. Avoid Sugary Drinks

Avoid sugary drinks and instead drink plenty of water. Water is the best easy remedy for cleaning up your tooth quickly on the go. Water still cannot replace using toothbrush and floss, however, it can help keep your mouth healthy and with reduced bacteria. Sugary drinks are particularly bad because they also create cavities! In fact, frequent consumption of acidic or sugary drinks can increase decay rates dramatically. 

4. Whiten Your Teeth Safely

Whitening your smile can drastically improve your appearance! A white smile is always in fashion. You may be more inclined to try at home remedies for teeth whitening such as baking soda or charcoal. They will improve the appearance of your teeth over time.  A faster way to achieve white smile is to get a professional tooth whitening. A dentist will very possibly use a hydrogen peroxide in his or her office to brighten your smile safely. If you are a denture wearer, you can also improve your smile by getting new set of whiter, natural looking teeth. This can take off years of your appearance!

5. Visit Dentist and Denturist Regularly

This is the most important step in ensuring your smile stays beautiful. Visiting your dentist’s office every six months can help improve your smile, prevent tooth decay, and stop gum disease. If you are a denture wearer, visiting your denturist can help keep your dentures clean, check the health of your gums. Most importantly because patients lose 0.5mm of bone every year, the denturist can ensure that denture fits properly.