While you sleep at night, you produce less saliva than during the day. Because of this, your teeth have less protection from saliva and are more vulnerable to acid attacks. That’s why it’s important to remove food from your teeth before bed so plaque bacteria can’t feast overnight. Don’t eat or drink anything except water after flossing and brushing at night. This also gives fluoride the longest opportunity to work.
Once you’ve brushed, don’t rinse your mouth with water , you are washing away the fluoride contained in the toothpaste! This can be a difficult habit to break, but can reduce substantially reduce tooth decay.
A smile can be really powerful.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people. An inhibited smile may unwittingly create a social or workplace barrier.
Take time to ask your dentist about anything that you feel is preventing you from feeling confident when you smile.
If you feel that your teeth are discoloured or have unsightly gaps, chipped teeth, or other cosmetic issues, you may be less likely to smile no matter what the situation.
Take care of your teeth, so you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile, extending far beyond your face.