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4 Tips To Have A Healthy Smile

4 Tips To Have A Healthy Smile

Posted by Vida Dentistry on Oct 11 2022, 12:50 AM

A beautiful smile can do a lot for you. It can boost your confidence, make you more attractive, and even improve your mood. Having a healthy smile requires more than just brushing your teeth daily. You should also practice other healthy habits to achieve a smile that you can be proud to show off. Here are a few tips to help you achieve a beautiful smile. 

  • Brush and Floss Daily

If you don't brush your teeth, you miss cleaning the surfaces between them, which can lead to plaque buildup. Plaque can irritate your gums, causing gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other health problems, so daily brushing and flossing are crucial.

Make sure you are giving your teeth a thorough clean by spending at least two minutes brushing all areas around your mouth. Don't forget to brush your tongue as well, as bacteria that builds up on it can contribute to bad breath. You should also floss your teeth at least once a day. If you're finding it difficult to floss all your teeth at once, use a piece of floss for each tooth so you can work it into the gap between both teeth.

  • Use Mouthwash

Did you know that using mouthwash can actually do more than just leave your breath fresh and minty? Your dentist may recommend that you use an antibacterial mouth rinse as part of a treatment plan to address problems like tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, or poor oral hygiene. Using an antibacterial mouth rinse as part of your daily hygiene routine can help kill some of the harmful oral bacteria that can lead to these problems.

  • Avoid Sugary Foods

A big part of maintaining good oral hygiene is avoiding sugary foods and drinks as much as possible. Most patients know that sweets are bad for your teeth, but did you know that they can actually cause cavities to form? This is because bacteria in the mouth feed on sugar and then excrete acids that erode the enamel and harm the teeth, leading to cavities. Over time, this can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss. It's not surprising that diet has such a big effect on your oral health! Try to avoid eating too much candy or drinking sugary soda, juice, or sports drinks whenever possible. Instead, drink water to rinse away sugars and keep your mouth healthy. If you do indulge, try to brush your teeth shortly after to help protect your teeth from acid damage.

  • Regular Dental Visits

In addition to daily brushing and flossing, it is also important to visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can help you maintain good oral health and identify dental issues in their initial stages to prevent serious complications in the future. During your dental visits, your dentist will also remove the plaque and tartar buildup that your toothbrush can't reach. Even those with the best hygiene habits should see their hygienist every six months, though your dentist may advise differently based on your medical and dental history. 

At Vida Dentistry, we offer the best treatments for improving your oral health. To learn more, call (949) 209-8889, visit us at 25270 Marguerite Pkwy Suite C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692, or send us an email at

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