Have you ever noticed how some kids just have great smiles? Would you like to have a great smile? The secret weapon here is a great set of white, healthy teeth. Not only will your smile stand out big time in class pictures, but you will be able to speak clearly and eat plenty of tough to chew food, along with enjoying several other health benefits.
So how do you take care of your teeth? You can take incredible care of your teeth by following a few basic guidelines.
Twice a Day
Brush after you eat breakfast in the morning and again at night right before bedtime. If possible, brush during the day after you eat lunch and after you eat any kind of sugary snack or food.
Brush 'Em All
Do not just brush your two front teeth. Ask a dentist to show you how to properly reach and brush all of your teeth, including those on the sides and in the back.
Take a few minutes and really make sure you're doing a good job. Find a timer or a good song and brush for the length of about two to three minutes.
Replace Your Toothbrush Every Three Months
Be sure to find a good toothbrush with soft bristles. Your parents should be able to pick out the right toothbrush for you.
Floss, Floss, Floss
Flossing can prevent plenty of diseases as well as get food out of your mouth so you won't look silly. Though it may feel odd at first, but with time you will quickly become a flossing professional.Remember to brush your tongue also! This will keep your breath fresh and cut down on bacteria inside your mouth.
In addition to this daily routine, your dental game plan should also include two regular visits to the dentist each year. Your dentist is a tooth professional who can examine, fix, and clean your teeth. Also, almost as importantly you need to watch the kinds of food and drink you put in your mouth. Sugary drinks and foods should be replaced with plenty of water and fruits and vegetables. Above all else, remember to show off your new teeth as often as possible!