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How to Get Your Own Red Carpet Smile: Tips from Your Dentist Columbia SC

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Think quick…what’s the physical attribute that nearly every movie star, celebrity, network news anchor, or other television or media personality has in common? Perfect teeth…straight, white, polished…just a mouthful of pearly whites.

Have you ever wondered how celebrities get those blinding pearly whites?

Well, it’s no great secret that they weren’t born with those smiles – and you too can benefit from the secrets that celebrities follow for their perfect smiles.  Your dentist Columbia SC offers the following tips.

Monitor your diet. Certain foods can damage your teeth, and the more acidic they are the more chance there is of erosion.  Also keep in mind that refined foods stick more easily to the surface of the teeth.

Think before you down that drink. People drink without considering that alcohol turns into sugar and can cause erosion and damage to the structure of the teeth.

Keep fluoride close at hand. Use flouride to add minerals to the teeth to make them stronger and more resilient against breakdown. Ask your dentist Columbia SC what type of fluoride gels or rinses are best for your teeth.

Visit your dentist Columbia SC regularly. Don’t wait until you have a toothache to visit the dentist. And remember to take young children on a regular basis too to impart good oral hygiene at an early age.

Brush your teeth at least two times a day. The key to preserving a healthy smile is as simple as brushing your teeth thoroughly two times a day with a toothbrush that you replace every three months.

Be sure to brush your tongue. One of the biggest mistakes patients make is that they neglect their tongue, which is full of bacteria that can result in both bad breath and/or infections.

Be cautious of do-it-yourself whitening products.  Some patients think that brushing their teeth with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide can whiten teeth, but it can often result in burning. Ask your dentist Columbia SC about the best way to whiten your teeth.

Floss. A large number of people still haven’t made flossing a normal part of their routine, but it’s actually an essential part of the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay.

dentist Columbia SCLuckily, beautiful smiles are not reserved for the rich and famous!

If you want your smile to be red carpet ready in time for this year’s red carpet…call your dentist Columbia SC office today to schedule an appointment.