Here at Newberg Family Dental we have many patients that ask us about easy ways to help improve their smile. Of course brushing your teeth and flossing daily will help but we wanted to take it a step further and provide creative ways in this blog. Read on for innovative ways to improve your smile.
Drink More Water
Sadly, the majority of people live in a dehydrated state, what is even worse is that most people don’t even realize it? Your body is made up of 80% water, keeping it hydrated is necessary for a healthy body and smile.
The cells in your body will always function better when you drink more water. Water has a natural detoxifying effect as well. We encourage our patients to drink as much water as possible because water can act as a mouthwash, which can remove food particles that can build up in the mouth and cause cavities.
Doctor Jennifer McLeod, suggests drinking water often and regularly, “Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to start to drink water because then it is too late, you may already be dehydrated.”
Move your Body
Do you enjoy working out? Maybe not, but we encourage patients to move their body with an activity they love such as biking, jogging, running, surfing, dog walking, waterskiing, snow skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, dancing, whatever you love to do, do it daily. Enjoy being active. It helps you feel more connected to your true self. Plus you will feel more confident when you feel good in your body. People who are confident, often smile more.
People who are more fit often have better oral health, we find this is because they tend to take better care of their health and eat healthier foods.
Change Your Toothpaste
Studies show that people who brush their teeth after every meal have lower body fat percentages and better oral health. This is because brushing your teeth can encourage weight loss because when people brush their teeth they tend to eat less right after. If you want to brush your teeth more you can buy a new flavor of toothpaste. This can help you enjoy brushing your teeth. Buy a flavor that you enjoy and will use daily. Visit us and we can help you have a beautiful smile.