Some people say that Hollywood is fake. Well, not everything about it is fake. If you think about it, it is possible to have pearly white teeth just like Hollywood superstars. All you need to do is take good care of your oral health and maybe take a few trips to your dentist.
Today, you will learn fundamental things about how to keep your teeth healthy. We will provide you with the six dos and don’ts of getting that perfect Hollywood smile.
1. Do Visit Your Dentist Regularly
You have to visit your dentist at least once a year, more than that if you have undergone teeth whitening activities. Besides deep cleaning your teeth, a dentist can help you in identifying any issues in your oral health before things get worse. Refrain from using home-based treatments on yourself as excessive and unmonitored use of home-based treatments can have adverse effects on your teeth.
2. Do Use Whitening Strips
There are many home kits available out there. If your dentists suggested one, then use it. We would not recommend home kits that you merely saw on a TV or internet ad. Consult your dentist before using one. A dentist knows what chemicals are good and bad for you, and it pays to listen to professionals.
Statistically, 37 million Americans used teeth whiteners in 2020 alone. Generally speaking, you must only use a product like this once a year. However, dentists can recommend products that you can use more than once a year.
3. Do Maintain a Good Hygiene Habit
Nothing is better than maintaining good oral health yourself. Brush three times a day and use a mouthwash. Make it a habit to floss when you brush. Gargle with water every time you take dark drinks.
4. Don’t Drink Dark Beverages
Refrain from consuming too many dark drinks such as coffee and tea as they can stain your teeth, and take away that white sheen on your enamel. If you cannot avoid them, use a straw when drinking. Especially be conscious of your choices if you have dental veneers as their constant exposure to stain-causing foods and drinks can affect the color of your veneers.
We are not saying that you should altogether avoid dark drinks and foods. Just take them minimally, and practice good oral hygiene after consuming them.
5. Don’t Expect a Miracle from a Toothpaste
While toothpaste manufacturers peddle their products as the ultimate solution to get that Hollywood smile, do not believe them. If you do not know it by now, the appearance of your teeth can be genetic.
It takes a more potent chemical to whiten your teeth than just toothpaste. Consult your dentist for solutions rather than falling into a marketing trap.
6. Don’t Do Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an ancient practice. People swish oil in their mouths to remove bacteria. Many Hollywood stars endorse this practice, but there is no scientific evidence that it works. Studies merely show that it can remove bacteria, but it is never guaranteed that it will whiten your teeth.
Summary: 6 Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Hollywood Smile
The only effective ways to get a Hollywood smile are good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist, and using the right dental products. It takes the knowledge of a good dentist to make your teeth whiter, and your efforts to maintain them after the dentist has worked his miracle.