Your pearly whites are one of the first things other people notice about you. They reflect your lifestyle and even your status. The healthier your teeth look, the more confident you appear to be.

At My Local Dentists West Ryde, we want to help you achieve healthier and whiter teeth. We have six hot tips to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Take a look.

1. Brush, brush, and floss.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before you sleep. If possible, brush your teeth after every meal to keep them decay-free. Do not forget to floss as well. Floss at least once a day, preferably before bedtime to remove food stuck in between teeth.

You can also upgrade to an electronic toothbrush. It covers a larger area within the required time and has a timer too!

2. Choose a fluoride enhanced toothpaste.

Nowadays, there are many types of toothpaste available in the market. Each one promises amazing results. But don’t be deceived. It takes more than just a tube to achieve healthier and whiter teeth.

Our advice? Stick to normal toothpastes or those that are fluoride enhanced. Fluoride helps keep the teeth strong and healthy.

3. Opt for a mouthwash with fluoride.

Your teeth contain the hardest substance in your body – enamel. However this doesn’t mean that they are invulnerable to damage. Acid from bacterial plaque removes enamel from the teeth, weakening them. Fluoride returns the lost enamel during a process called remineralisation, making teeth healthier and stronger when resisting acid attacks.

4. Schedule a regular visit to your dentist.

Think of this, cars need regular maintenance to keep them at their best. Just like cars, your teeth also need regular maintenance from your West Ryde dentist to make sure that they are healthy and risk-free.

During a dental check-up, your dentist may perform a dental scale and clean, oral cancer screening, and other preventive dentistry options that your teeth need.

5. Eat healthy.

Unfortunately, foods not only leave plaque; they can also leave stains. Wine, citrus, soda, and even tea, are just some of the suspects. Removing them from your diet may not be completely possible, as some of them are nutritious, but you should minimise intake. Switch to other healthy alternatives the next time you shop.

6. Stop smoking.

Smoking is proven to be bad for your oral health. It leaves yellow marks on your teeth, and causes slower healing time in the case of infected gums.

My Local Dentists West Ryde, Your Trusted Dentist In West Ryde

Put your best foot forward every time! My Local Dentists West Ryde can help you achieve a brighter and healthier smile so you can confidently face your daily routine.

Talk with your My Local Dentists West Ryde dentist today to learn more about how we can help!

Call (02) 9809 7000 or visit us at Shop 20 West Ryde Marketplace in West Ryde.