Visiting your dentist regularly is key to caring for your teeth, gums and overall oral health.

Visiting your dentist regularly is key to caring for your teeth, gums and overall oral health.

Dentist in Langley reveals 3 tips for a healthy smile

How a healthy mouth goes beyond pearly whites

When it comes to our oral hygiene, we often think of gleaming teeth as the only indication of a healthy mouth, but the truth is, proper dental hygiene involves much more than just our teeth!

In fact, a healthy smile goes beyond teeth – it’s also about caring for your gums and other mouth tissues that support your teeth, explains Langley dentist Dr. Peter Wong, from Amazing Smile Langley Clinic, which helps you flash your greatest grin by offering comprehensive dental care, including orthodontics, oral surgery, dental bridges and teeth whitening.

Here are 3 their tips for a healthy smile:

  1. Brush your teeth every morning and night: While this tip may seem straightforward, many often fail to brush their teeth twice a day. Doing so helps prevent gum disease as it removes plaque, which is the primary cause of tooth decay and gum disease. And it’s not just brushing them that matters, it’s also how you brush them! Angle the bristles of your toothbrush towards your gums, while making small gentle strokes, focusing on one or two teeth at a time. This approach helps keep your gums healthy while also removing the most plaque.
  2. Floss daily: Don’t forget to floss – it helps remove the plaque in areas your toothbrush can’t reach! By doing so, it prevents tooth decay and gingivitis as it removes plaque and tartar build up, which when left alone leads to disease causing bone destruction and tooth floss. When flossing, make sure you wrap the floss tightly around your fingers and slide the piece in between your teeth moving it up and down under the gum lines. If you notice some bleeding, it’s a sign you need to floss more! Don’t worry though, the bleeding should subside in two weeks – indicating you’re on the road to your healthiest smile.
  3. Visit your dentist twice a year: It’s important to book a routine cleaning at a reputable location every 6 months as they’re essential to keeping your mouth healthy. By visiting your dentist regularly, it ensures your teeth, gums and overall oral health are in good condition.

It’s important to note that these tips won’t change your smile overnight, but they are bringing you one step closer to a stunning smile.

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