Dental problems can fit into a whole range of areas and can have a dramatic effect on self confidence. From gum disease to crooked teeth, factors such as these can determine whether a person truly feels happy within themselves. As people get older they tend to neglect health issues which stem from poor maintenance of teeth and gums and not realise the dramatic consequences such actions could have to other aspects of their health. What solutions are on offer to people to solve such dilemas? Here we look at some of the best ways to tackle dental problems.
Achieving that whiter smile can at times prove difficult. No matter how much you brush or use whitening products, the dull, lifeless colour still persists. Why is this? When people invest in such products they do not consider other factors that may be causing their teeth to be in this condition. Diet for instance plays a major part in the appearance of teeth. Red wine, tea, coffee, high in sugar drinks and foods all have a dramatic effect on how white teeth actually are. By cutting down on these products will enable you to have the best possible chance of gaining and maintaining that whiter smile. If cutting such products is completely out of the question consider the straw technique. OK it may look a little strange drinking the finest glass of red through a straw, but think about the practicalities of doing this. Drinking through a straw will bypass liquid from coming into contact with teeth and gums, therefore giving a greater chance of maintaining that all encompassing white smile.
Automatically people jump to the conclusions of metal braces transfixed to the outer teeth of a child in the early 90’s. However times have changed and orthopedic developments have seen an increase in braces for adults. Designed especially to be invisible, they are adapted to the individual and fit behind the teeth so they are not directly on show to the general public. So whilst you are secretly gaining the perfect smile people you meet from day to day are none the wiser. Clear aligners have also been designed for those who wish not to have a permanent fixture within their mouth. Working with specially designed software, every few weeks you receive a new aligner that corresponds with the adjustment in your teeth. For mild cases this is especially useful.
Maintaining Fresh Breath
For many this can be a real problem but one that can be easily resolved. First of all consider your lifestyle. What is currently in your lifestyle which could be causing problems with your breath? Do you smoke? Smokers can have particular problems with bad breath and the only way to resolve this is by stopping smoking. As smoking can bring on the onset of gum disease this can explain to why bad breath persists. If you’re a non smoker then other factors could be in place. Do you floss on a regular basis? Naturally when brushing teeth it can be difficult to reach all the areas of our mouth, food and other particles can become stuck within the teeth and gums and can contribute to factors such as bad breath. Introduce flossing into your routine of brushing, this way it will become a natural part of your routine and save people from wincing when you make conversation.
A much needed Confidence Boost
By taking note of some of these tips could really boost your confidence and enable you to take the first steps to achieving goals in life you wouldn’t necessarily believe would be open to you.
Debbie Parish work as an orthopedic consultant working with the general public on ways to improve their teeth.