How to Achieve a Younger Looking Smile?

Oral Hygiene Tips for the Family
May 27, 2019

A smile makes a good first impression. It helps you to appear friendly, approachable, and of course, it makes you look young. However, having a beautiful smile goes beyond that. Your mouth does not just hold your pearly whites, but it is also the gateway to your health.

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Proper nutrition starts when you able to chew to your food. Keeping your mouth and teeth clean makes you healthier and younger looking. Imagine, if you have a crooked smile and a missing tooth, it would give an impression that you are old.

Sparkling white teeth will always make you feel young and look young. Is it difficult to maintain such smile? No. Dentists suggest only 2 things to keep your mouth fresh. These are the 2 easy steps:

  1. Brush your teeth and floss it daily.
  2. Visit your dentist twice a year.

Dr.  Anthony M. Iacopino, DMD, reminds everyone that brushing and flossing is not an expensive dental practice. If you do this every single day, you can save a lot of money. Dental restorations and procedures may cost you a hefty amount so take care of your teeth while it is still shiny and sparkly.

Prioritize YOUR Oral Health.

Dr. Samuel Low, the president of the American Academy of Periodontology, shared that the general public do not take oral health seriously. They prioritize their looks and their smiles. That should NOT be the case.

No one takes their gums and their mouth seriously. Brushing and flossing should be part in everyone’s everyday oral routine, but guess what? Only 25% of people floss every single day. Being a stockholder at a dental company, Dr. Samuel Low reiterated the importance of giving priority to your oral hygiene. Make time to practice proper dental care because if you do not, it could lead to serious illnesses.

Chronic Dental Inflammation and Periodontal Diseases.

On a daily basis, bacteria and food debris are stuck in our mouths. Thus, it is important to clean it regularly. Dental inflammation can happen if these food particles stay longer. If inflammation constantly happens, you could develop a chronic dental inflammation.

Inflammation is your body’s response to bacteria and other foreign entity entering the body. How do they enter? Through the mouth. Dr.  Anthony M. Iacopino, DMD, shared that the mouth number 1 donor of inflammation to your body. In fact, high levels of inflammation enter the mouth every single day.

Chronic dental inflammation is connected to other serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, there is also what you call periodontal diseases. Did you know that 80% of Americans have gum diseases? Periodontal diseases, or gum diseases, happens because of the heavy buildup of bacteria in your mouth. This could affect both your gums and teeth. Tooth loss may happen and you would say goodbye to that beautiful smile.

Visit your dentist.

The sad thing is that tooth decay, inflammation, and gum disease occur very quietly. No one notices that it is actually happening.

It is slowly destroying your pearly whites so take action immediately. Algodones Dental Care can help you detect underlying dental issues. Some dental problems may not be evident so have your teeth and gums checked on a regular basis. Call  Algodones Dental Care at (928) 888-1888.