The New Year is a time when healthy patterns emerge. It is out with the old and in with the new. If getting a brighter smile is on your New Years Resolution list then we have some creative ideas to help you reach your goal.
Sure it may sound a little hokey but studies prove that optimistic people are happier. And when you are happy you smile more. People who smile are more confident, friendly and approachable. If you look at the world as a glass half full kind of person you will instantly have a brighter outlook on life and your smile will shine from the inside out.
Embrace a Healthy Diet
Eating right is a top priority for most people in the beginning stages of the New Year. But continuing to focus on your health is important, not only for the longevity of your life but for your oral health as well. Make eating healthy a lifestyle not a quick diet. Eating a healthy diet will benefit your smile in many ways. By choosing healthy foods you will decrease your risk for many diseases, like cancer, high cholesterol and obesity. When you take care of yourself you feel better and will naturally want to smile more.
It seems backwards to think that the best way to take care of your teeth is to smile, but the truth is the more you smile the better you feel. And you can have outstanding oral care but if you don’t smile and share yourself with others, then you won’t be able to share all of that good health habits that you practice daily. Let your self-shine with a happy healthy smile.
Drink Lots of Water
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day is not only good for your health but it is great for your teeth. When we eat food, particles and bacteria build up on our teeth. Drinking water before, during and after a meal will help wash food particles away. This can help reduce plaque build up and the potential for cavities to form. If drinking water is hard for you because of the lack of flavor add some flavor to make it more enjoyable. We recommend adding cucumbers or fresh lemon.
Avoid Home Whitening Remedies
Home whitening remedies such as baking soda with water can damage teeth. For a real long lasting brighter smile visit your dentist for the their recommendations.