Everyone wants a white smile. The same type you find on Hollywood celebrities. It is so popular to the extent that it is called the “Hollywood smile” – white, straight, and highlights their beauty.
The straight and white teeth of celebrities seen on television and happily strutting on the red carpet are gaining wide acceptance and showing no sign of slowing down. It started with people trying to imitate celebrity cosmetics. Hitherto, the cost of getting a white smile was the reason people didn’t care about the colour of their smile.
The story has changed in recent times. Getting the white smile is increasingly becoming as affordable and accessible as getting a cappuccino.
This positive news was a big deal some years ago. The Canadian Dental Association highlights that there is no stigma for not having white teeth in Canada. It also highlights that going through whitening and straightening of teeth even though is an expensive indulgence but a fulfilling one.
Hence, more and more people are giving more attention to their white smiles and always scouring for ways to improve them. Amidst all the process and sustenance required to keep the white smile, it is crucial to keep the white smile healthy.
Below are some findings from a 2019 research:
- 20% of Canadian adults have had cosmetic dentistry.
- Another 19% of the population is considering cosmetic dental work and might get it done.
- The dental makeover shopping list is topped by tooth whitening as one-in-three Canadians want whiter teeth, while two-in-three have actively considered it.
Not to forget, there is a need to strike a balance between a healthy smile and a white smile.
It is said that the mouth is the window for the health of the body.
Many of the diseases become more obvious through the mouth. So, maintaining good dental health is one of the important things for any human. A lot of individuals today face one or more dental problems, and they go through a lot of pain during the dental problem phase.
Sustaining a white, healthy smile
Almost every dentist has had to answer this question – what makes a white smile stand the test of time? Some answers are listed below:
- Getting the right oral care products best suited for your teeth type.
- Brush at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. The best practice is that it should be the last thing at night and at any other time of the day.
- Use an interdental brush or floss to clean the teeth daily.
- Daily use of mouthwash.
- Stick to sugar-free gums and chew them in between meals.
- Don’t neglect your tongue because plaque can grow on it leading to mouth odour and other dental problems.
- Regular visits to the dentist.
In addition to daily brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary drinks or food. Also, consider resisting the temptation to use toothpicks or other objects that could injure your gums and let in bacteria.