Have you ever wondered why straight and white teeth are highly sought after? It all started with the ‘Hollywood smile’ mentality since celebrities paid large amounts to get straight and white teeth with cosmetic dentists. However, things have gone far from that.
Getting a pretty smile is now more affordable and accessible than it was before. For many people, visiting a teeth whitening clinic is as regular as walking into a salon. Little wonder why people now think of the ‘Hollywood smile’ as ‘Love island smile.’
Many people are becoming more aware of their smiles and are taking initiatives to correct them; others have it on their wish list and make plans to get a better and more enticing smile. This is not bad. However, while planning and saving up every dime you have made in the world for cosmetic dentistry, we hope you remember the most important thing: the health of your teeth.
To understand the level of interest that hasbeen developed in cosmetic dentistry, let us peep into the data from some research. It will open our eyes to the group of people that have become smile-conscious and taken a step to make their smiles better.
20% of British adults have had cosmetic dentistry. This means that one out of five people have altered their smiles through cosmetic dentistry, and 9% of the people from this group had theirs last year. That is not all; 19% of others say they haveactive plans to visit the dentist and get theirs very soon.
Looking at the shopping list, we discovered a shocking truth with teeth whitening topping the list. We found that 32% of the British population (one out of three people) want to have whiter smiles. Meanwhile, 66% (two out of three people) have made laid out plans for it.
We have a concern about this data. The results clearly showed that twice the number of people seeking white smiles do not have specific consideration for their gums. This is a matter of grave concern.
You can have a white and healthy smile at the same time
There is no need for us to go back to the precepts of a white and healthy smile. Not every white smile is healthy. The effects of the use of unprofessional whitening products can produce a far from pleasant impact.
It is noteworthy that white teeth gotten from teeth whitening can still decay, and the gums can also breed germs and develop infections.
Yes,people prefer to seek white teeth because of its effect on their self-esteem. Also, losing a tooth can be devastating, but there are more important reasons to strive for a healthy smile. It is widely known that gum infections are highly associated with heart diseases, diabetes, dementia, and stroke; we have to understand that having a healthy smile does not only influence your self–esteembut the quality of life in general.
This does not makewhite teeth less important. We aim to strike a balance that your teeth’ health is a lot more important than their colour. It is better to seek healthy teeth than just blindly searching around for any possible substance that can whiten your teeth.
How to achieve a healthy mouth
Here we are; it’s time to consider the solution to the problem. A healthy mouth is not so difficult to achieve. With proper daily oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, you should be good to go.
Here are some quick tips to get a healthy mouth:
- Usefluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice everyday. It is better to brush the last thing before hitting the bed at night and at any other time of the day.
- Use interdental brushes to floss and clean inbetween your teeth.
- Use mouthwash to clean your mouth at least once a day.
- Chew some sugar-free gums after meals.
- Reduce your intake of sugar and reduce the frequency by which you take it. If you must take it, it should be during mealtimes.
- Never miss your recommended appointment with the dentist.
We have shared that all it takes for you to have healthy teeth is a few must-do daily routine and regular visits to the dentist.
We believe that you have realised that there is more to brag about other than the white teeth on the surface. The next time you want to show off your newly acquired sparkling white teeth, ensure that your teeth, gums, and every part of your mouth are in a healthy state.
You can connect with us to find out more about how to achieve a healthy smile. If you have a dental health issue that you want us to help you address, contact us for an immediate solution. We will give you the best advice and treatment and stop at nothing until your healthy smile is restored.