When celebrities smile in front of a camera, they almost blind you with their shiny, white, perfectly ordered teeth. I often wonder, are their teeth actually theirs, or the work of a very expensive dentist? Or maybe, a very precise, effective care and religious respect to the dentist’s appointment? While most of us see the visit to the dentist as torture and try to avoid it by all means possible, those that are right on time for cleaning and checking, smile with a blinding effect.

Teeth are important for various reasons, one of which is the fact that oral health is an indicator of your overall health. This is because any problem you have with your teeth might affect the work of other organs in your body, such as the heart for example. Besides this very important reason, among the other reasons for proper and regular care of your teeth are:

Plaque removal

It’s safe to say that plaque is the number one cause for all problems teeth-related. Plaque occurs from food left-overs, and stains from drinks that aren’t cleaned properly. That plaque if not cleaned, leads to a sort of teeth dirt called tartar. Tartar can’t be cleaned at home, so you’ll have to go to the dentist. Moreover, plaque causes gum disease. It destroys the supporting bone of your teeth and causes them to fall out. Plaque also causes cavities, which is a permanent damage to your teeth.

Bright, white teeth

Teeth are supposed to be white. Not yellow nor brown, but white. Smoking and drinking coffee, tea, wine and other drinks leaves stains on your teeth, making your smile very unattractive. A dentist can clean stains of your teeth and polish them for a more shiny, white look.

All major reasons summed up, you should pay the dentist one of these 2 types of visits:

Checking – your dentist will check your teeth for plaque and tartar first. Plague looks like a clear, sticky layer of bacteria wrapped around your teeth. Then your gums will be checked for gum diseases. This is done by measuring the space between teeth and gums. If everything is fine, spaces shouldn’t be deep. Nothing scary or painful or buzzing.

Cleaning – if there is any plaque or tartar , the dentist would perform scaling – a procedure through which tartar is removed from the roots of your teeth. Than he would polish your teeth with a gritty paste to remove any stains, and in the end he will floss your teeth for finish.

Between visits, it’s very important to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, to floss at least once a day and to use special liquid for mouth rinse to get rid of bacteria and freshen your breath. Taking proper care of your teeth requires strict following of these few simple rules. And it’s the only way to a white and bright smile.

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