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Sunday, July 14, 2013

4 Tips for Getting a Beautiful Smile

1. Brighten with the Right Diet 
When you think of a beautiful smile, you probably envision white, bright, straight teeth. But how do you get such a bright smile? One of the first places to start is your diet. The foods you eat not only play a role in your weight and overall health, but are a major component of oral health. Thus, it is important to pay attention to what you are consuming. For brighter teeth and a more beautiful smile, avoid dark drinks (e.g. coffee, soda, and teas) and focus on eating foods like celery, cheese, milk (and other dairy products), and food low in sugar. Sugar is a major culprit of tooth decay as the bacteria that builds up in your mouth feeds off of it. Therefore, the less sugar you eat, the healthier your smile.

2. Brush and Floss Regularly 
Your diet can only go so far in keeping your smile bright and white and happy. Make sure you are brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day. This will prevent excessive plaque buildup on your teeth, which leads to cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Not to mention no one likes looking at someone smiling when they have nasty gunk between their teeth. By maintaining good oral hygiene from the start, you can avoid inconvenient (and painful) dental procedures later.

3. Straighten Out Good hygiene can take you only so far.
If you suffer from crooked or jagged teeth, your smile will suffer for it too. Consult your dentist and orthodontist about your options. If you don’t want to go the traditional route with braces, there are also other less visually obtrusive options like Invisalign braces and retainers. For severe tooth problems, like broken or missing teeth, you may need more serious work done, such as dental implants or oral surgery.

4. Get Luscious Lips 
Your teeth aren’t the only factors creating a beautiful smile. Be sure to take care of your lips. Regularly use lip balm that includes SPF to protect against harmful UV rays. Further, apply tips and tricks to create the illusion of fuller, richer lips. To get that fuller look, lip plumper is a popular cosmetic product. Packaged in the form of gloss, balm, or stick, lip plumpers temporarily “plump” the lips, giving you that coveted “sexy pout” look. Traditionally, it works by irritating your lips with natural ingredients like cinnamon, ginger mint, or capsicum (found in hot peppers).

These spices naturally increase blood flow to the lips, which results in mild swelling and redness. With brighter teeth and more luscious lips, you are well on your way to a fuller, more beautiful smile. Drew Kobb interests range all over the medical field, from dental implants in Toronto, to women’s health in San Diego.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 9:29 PM

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