Personal Dental Care: You First, Before The Dentist
Most people think that it’s the dentist’s job to take care of people’s teeth. It’s quite true but the fact is, it’s the responsibility of every individual to take care of his teeth first before going to the dentist.
Simple personal dental care such as brushing and flossing are enough to maintain the hygiene of the mouth and teeth. Dentists are only for treating and curing abnormalities and diseases of the mouth, as well as for giving regular oral prophylaxis at least twice a year.
If you would just depend on your dentist for the hygiene of your mouth, you would surely be spending a lot of money. As they say, prevention is better than cure that’s why you should be responsible enough to prevent cavities and other teeth and mouth-related diseases from existing in your mouth.
Smile Like A Movie Star
A lot of people dream of
having Julia Roberts’ million dollar smile. It’s not actually difficult to achieve that kind of smile. As long as you maintain proper personal hygiene and regularly visit your dentist, it won’t be long before you can achieve your very own movie star-like smile.
However, if you are not blessed with straight and perfectly shaped teeth, do not lose hope! You can still achieve your very own million dollar smile – that is, if you can afford to spend some money to “repair” your teeth.
Most movie stars who seem to have brilliant pearly whites didn’t actually have those set of teeth naturally. About 80% of the celebrities in the movie industries have undergone teeth enhancing or teeth restructuring just so they could flash their perfect smiles on screen.
Although having one’s teeth look exactly like those seen on TV can be a little bit expensive, if you can afford it, then go ahead.
However, these kind of processes and procedures still require healthy teeth as a base or foundation. Dentist wouldn’t really go ahead with the procedure if they see that the original teeth are brittle or damaged.
Before enhancing one’s teeth and making it look like a movie star’s, dentists would still go back to the basics and repair the damaged or decayed set of the original teeth.
A Fence For Your Teeth
Kids and teenagers are usually the ones who are commonly seen with braces but there are also a great number of adults who can be seen wearing braces.
Although wearing braces can be quite awkward and can make one feel as if his or her teeth has a fence around it, braces are actually very effective in aligning crooked teeth. People who have crooked teeth can still achieve their million dollar smile by having their teeth put in braces.
The duration of the braces in one’s teeth greatly depends on the severity of the crookedness of the teeth. When the braces are already taken off from the mouth, retainers have to be worn in replacement of the braces. Retainers need to be worn to reinforce the alignment of the teeth.
To know more about personal dental care and other dental services that may be useful to you, a visit to your local dentist may just be what you need. Investing in your teeth is actually something that would boost your self-esteem and may even land you your dream job.