Home > Blog > Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile
Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile
Posted:Dec 21, 2018
Even if you value your smile, it’s easy to become lax about smile-friendly lifestyle choices. In this blog post from Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, our goal is for you to think about where you stand with your dental health, and consider whether you could step it up a notch
Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.
Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth thoroughly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.
Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See us at Southern York Smile Care once a year even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at Southern York Smile Care.
A White Smile
Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a whitening product at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office teeth bleaching procedure.
Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, secure, and natural-functioning dental implant.
Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a nutritious diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.
For Young Smiles
Good: Never put your infant to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous guidance and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, talk to us about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.
At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, we are dedicated to providing each patient with the best possible dental health care. Our services include cosmetic dentistry, including our same day smile makeover. Make an appointment with us today.