A Healthy Smile is a Glamorous Smile

A Healthy Smile is a Glamorous Smile

Some of these items we probably shouldn’t have to mention but here are a few easy ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy at all times. After all, a healthy smile is a glamorous smile!

1. Brush Your Teeth After Eating

Brush your teeth after you have breakfast in the morning to ensure that sugar, acid or debris isn’t left in your mouth and your morning breath is fresh and ready for the day.  After each meal, one can also simply drink a glass of water or chew sugar-free gum to restore your dental pH levels.

2. Brush Properly

A simple manual toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and a brushing schedule (morning and night) are crucial to good oral hygiene.  The best teeth whitening strips will not yield any real results if you don’t have a proper brushing schedule set. Be sure not to rush and spend two minutes twice a day brushing. Work your way from one corner of the mouth to the other, making sure you brush all the surfaces in a circular motion without pressing too hard.

3. Avoid Unhealthy, Sugary Snacks

After you eat, your mouth becomes acidic for roughly 40 minutes. If you eat sugary snacks constantly during the day, it’s more likely cavities will develop.

4. Visit the Dentist 

Be sure to stay on a regular schedule with your dentist and keep up with cleanings.  It is important to visit your dentist twice a year. Regular visits will allow your dentist time to detect any areas which could lead to potential problems. Usually, when problem areas are detected early, the treatment is less invasive.

In addition to checking the teeth for cavities and gum infections, dentists can check for some systemic diseases, such as diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, and heart disease. One can have oral manifestations that can be detected during a dental examination. Swollen and/or bleeding gums, bad breath, and a sore jaw can all be signs of either dental or other health problems.

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Shannon Lazovski is known to be Michigan’s first professional fashion blogger with two decades of professional blogging and influencer experience representing and creating content for brands in the fashion, beauty, and luxury travel sectors. Shannon is also the Founder and Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of Detroit Fashion News and the Owner & Senior Editor of the parenting blog Detroit Mommies. Shannon is also known for her local philanthropic efforts and enjoys serving the community via her nonprofit organization, Glamorous Moms Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing on helping women, children, and families in need. In 2019, Shannon launched her professional-grade lipstick line, Glameselle Beauty, a vegan, cruelty-free lip brand that offers lip products named after Michigan women who inspire. Shannon has been seen on Fox 2 Detroit, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, CBS Detroit, TV20 Detroit, WDIV Local 4 Detroit, IGTV, and seen in Styleline Magazine, Metro Parent Magazine, Dedicated Magazine, Downtown Magazine, Greater Rochester Living and numerous local blogs and online publications.