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As Buddy the elf said, “I love smiling, smiling’s my favorite.”” Is smiling your favorite? If it’s not, maybe it should be! From research, psychologists say that smiling has a direct effect on certain activities associated with happiness. And there is an overwhelming amount of people believe that a smile is one of the most important social assets. Are you taking care of those chompers we call teeth?

Tips On Keeping Your Smile Bright:

  • Don’t use your teeth like a tool. I know sometimes the scissors are far away and so you just want to rip the tape with your teeth, but I’d advise against that. Your teeth have higher chance or breaking if you treat them this way!
  • Use fluoride. It’s in most toothpastes and can be found in mouthwash. This important ingredient will help remineralize your teeth and keep them strong. You can ask which fluoride toothpaste would work best for you the next time you go in for your checkup.
  • Maybe have a beer every once in a while. At least consider it because alcohol eventually turns into sugar, which can erode your enamel and damage the structure of your teeth.
  • Don’t forget to schedule your bi-annual appointments. Practicing basic hygiene, including those bi-annual teeth cleanings, is a part of keeping your smile bright and healthy.

If you’re interested in whitening your smile or if you’re curious as to what you can do to improve your smile, contact us at Lakeway Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation! We’d love to see those pearly whites.