Everyone deserves a beautiful, shining smile! A bright smile is a key ingredient to make sure you not only look good, but feel good as well. Proper dental care, at home and from a dentist, is essential to make sure you have a healthy, confident smile and ensure that you keep it. At Westwood Dental Smiles, in Los Angeles, we want to help you keep your smile shining bright. Here are some things to help you do just that.
Everyone knows you are supposed to brush your teeth every day. But did you know you need to replace your toothbrush every two to three months, if not sooner? If the bristles on your toothbrush are frayed and worn out, then your teeth are not getting as clean as they should be, which may be damaging your smile.
Also, you want to make sure you are using a brush that fits your mouth. A brush that is too big or too small will not give your teeth the surface coverage they need to stay clean and healthy. Be sure to use an ADA approved fluoride toothpaste. Not only will this strengthen and protect your smile, it will also freshen your breath.
Speaking of fresh breath, don’t forget to brush that tongue! Brushing your tongue will remove smile damaging bacteria and give your mouth that clean feeling of confidence so that you can face the day with pride and exuberance!
Flossing your teeth is essential for keeping your smile healthy and bright. It’s just as important as brushing, if not more so!
The most important thing to remember about flossing is to do it. Every day. Regular flossing will remove decay causing bacteria from between your teeth, as well as help prevent gum disease. It will also remove plaque, which can build up and form unsightly tartar.
If you find yourself having difficulty flossing, try a different kind of floss. Floss varies in sizes and materials, so make sure to find the type of floss that works best for you. If difficulty persist, the experts here at Westwood Dental Smiles can help you find the technique and type of floss you need to keep your smile fresh and healthy.
Flossing is not just for grown ups. Make sure the kids are doing it, too!
Using mouthwash is also a useful practice to help protect your precious smile. But be careful because not all mouthwashes are created equal. Some mouthwashes are designed to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay, while others do nothing more than freshen your breath. While a clean feeling mouth and pleasant breath are important, make sure you choose a mouthwash with fluoride to keep those teeth healthy as well.
Regular Dentist Visits
You are probably wondering: I just learned how to take care of my teeth at home, why do I need to go to the dentist? The answer is simple: expertise, experience, and equipment!
Here at Westwood Dental Smiles we are experts in the field of smile protection. We have years of training, degrees, and continuing education. This expert knowledge will allow us to keep you healthy and smiling because we know how to look for potential threats to your smile, and what to do if we find them.
Also, we are your first line of defense against oral disease. We will be able to recognize symptoms invisible to the average patient, and recommend treatment before serious health issues arise.
Over the last 20 years, Westwood Dental Smiles has remained in the same location and invested in a community of patients, so, as a result, we have treated a wide variety of dental issues and have helped a diverse group of patients keep their smiles healthy and bright!
The equipment at our office is nothing short of state-of-the-art!
We perform digital X-rays, which reduces the amount of radiation exposed to the patient and allows for immediate viewing of results.
Our Diagnodent camera uses a laser scanner to find even the smallest cavity, and the Soprolife camera use fluorescence to shine through enamel and detect tooth decay.
Westwood Dental Smiles also offers microscope assisted root canal, which results in a more thorough and detailed repair of a tooth damaged by decay.
Contact us now to schedule an appointment or simply get more information. There is no reason to walk around with a smile you’re not excited about. So let us help you make your smile shine!