Condition of your Saliva
Whether you realize it or not saliva helps to keep your enamel strong. Its your best friend! Saliva has the power to neutralize acid and it contains minerals. If you are female and over the age of 50, you may have dry mouth as you enter menopause and that can cause bad breath. In that case there are dry mouth products available to eliminate odors caused by insufficient saliva.
If you wear lipstick, use it to screen the color of your teeth. Light red or medium coral shades can make teeth look much whiter than they are. The opposite effect happens with lighter lipstick. Even if you have white teeth they could look like they're yellow.
If you're wanting to whiten your teeth, try improving your dental hygiene and try a professional home whitening system. Always follow directions on labels, and don't leave the whitening strips or the whitening product on longer than you're supposed to. Avoid using the strips too often, or you can cause damage to your teeth.
Dont be discouraged just because your kids dont like minty toothpaste. There are a wide variety of toothpaste flavors available. Choose a flavor you prefer from your local pharmacy or dentist.
Brush Your Tongue
After you've brushed your teeth, do the same with your tongue too. All sorts of bacteria can develop on your tongue, and this can cause gum disease and bad breath. Cleaning your mouth means cleaning all areas of your mouth, so brush both your teeth and tongue and then floss in between for the best results.
Talk to your dentist about what kind of toothpaste you should use. Your dentist has the knowledge and experience to know what is good and what is just marketing. Not only that, but your dentist understands your teeth and can choose one that works best for you and your lifestyle.
Before any investing in porcelain veneers consider why you would get them. Do you just want to have whiter teeth? That being the case why not try bleaching or whitening first? Veneers will allow you to have whiter teeth but they will also make your teeth a wee bit longer. In most cases that is desirable but if it is not the look you want then try whitening first.
So you now realize, it is easy to follow good oral care. Apply what you have learned in this article, and you can have the healthy smile that you desire. Your smile will be also healthier if you take care of your teeth, just as you do with other things.