If you’re like most people, you want your smile to be the very best it can be. Not only does having a nice smile give us a feeling of security and comfort in our own bodies, but it’s also a sign of good overall health. Since we’re now right at the start of summer and have months of barbecues, late-night hangouts, and more to look forward to, we haven’t a moment to spare to begin ensuring our smiles are summer-ready. Fortunately, there are several simple things you can to do help ensure your smile is as bright as the summer sun. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey dental team to learn more about what you can do and how we can help.
Tips for a Summer-Ready Smile
- Brush and floss regularly. Brushing and flossing is dental care 101. Ensuring that you stay on top of brushing and flossing will go a long way. Not only will doing these things help keep cavities, gum disease, and other oral ailments away, but it can also help your teeth shine brighter, especially if your toothpaste has fluoride and teeth whitener in it. You should also consider making a fluoridated mouthwash a part of your daily regimen as well.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks (also avoid tobacco). Avoiding sugary foods and drinks will drastically decrease your chances of getting a cavity. Additionally, many sugary foods and drinks contain dye which can also stain your teeth, which is why it is generally best to avoid them when possible. Tobacco, as you know, is incredibly harmful to oral and overall health. It also stains teeth. Quitting tobacco may just be the best thing you can do for your smile and your health.
- Check in with your dentist. A critical part of maintaining a healthy smile is ensuring that you see your dentist at least once every six months. Doing so will enable us to detect any potential problems at once and nip them on the bud. Further, if you would like to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening or any other cosmetic dental procedure, we are happy to oblige.
If you have any further questions or you would like to schedule an appointment with our dental team, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Contact The Dental Associates of Basking Ridge
Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!