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What Does A Healthy Smile Look Like?

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11th January 2021

What Does A Healthy Smile Look Like?

The smile is the focal point of your face – so having it look as bright, healthy and attractive as possible is always our mission here at AJ Moore, your local Long Eaton private dentist. After all, you can’t help but share a smile – and give one in return!

When it comes to caring for the health of your smile, you’ll be well-looked after by our experts at our practice near Nottingham. Not only will we share ways to care for your smile in this post, but we’ll also highlight what a healthy smile should look like, any warning signs to be aware of, and treatments our private dentists can offer to keep your smile looking its best.

 Bright, beautiful teeth

A gleaming grin is a great sign your teeth are in good health. After all, staining can be indicative of poor hygiene (if brushing and flossing hasn’t lifted plaque and bacteria). Of course, some staining is just surface staining (with causes being diet and habits like smoking) and can be lifted away by your private dentist through techniques such as teeth whitening.

Pink gums

Pink, firm and with no sign of swelling (inflammation) or redness – that’s what our private dentists say reflects healthy gums. Be aware that sore and sensitive gums can indicate gum disease and lead to periodontitis, which can cause the gums to recede and the teeth to loosen and fall out. In addition, treatments like dental implants, which can replace missing teeth, may not be possible if there isn’t enough tissue and underlying bone for them to fuse to. 

A perfect bite

While an overbite (to some degree) is fairly common, an excessive one – or any other bite problem – can spell trouble for the health and appearance of your smile. Tooth wear, pain and difficulty chewing and eating can all occur down the line, which is why our dentists may recommend adult braces. Warning signs could include jaw pain or chips on the teeth.

Fresh breath

If you suffer from bad breath (halitosis) that lasts beyond the initial moments when you wake up in the morning, it could be a sign of a problem, such as tonsillitis or an infection in the mouth. Ensure you book regular check-ups with our Long Eaton dentist and brush your teeth (and floss!) twice a day, two minutes a pop. You can also try a mouthwash at in-between times, or a sugar-free mint gum. 

Finally, here are a few tips on how to keep your teeth as healthy as they are happy. 

– Brush and floss as directed
– Attend check-ups with your dentist
– Quit smoking 

Remember, ensuring you eat a balanced diet is one of the best things you can do for your smile, as not only could you reduce enamel-damaging sugars and acids, but you could also boost tooth-enhancing vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and calcium.

Get in touch today

Speak to our dentists today near Nottingham to find out how we could help you have a healthy smile, and to learn more about treatments such as dental implants, tooth whitening and adult braces.