Now that the weather is warming up, are you excited to spend more time outdoors? From days catching waves at the beach to floating leisurely in the pool, there are lots of fun ways to enjoy the sunrays, in moderation and with sunscreen, of course. It’s hard to relax though, much less feel vibrant and beautiful, when you’re feeling insecure because of your smile. From visible plaque buildup to discoloration, you can keep your smile looking great throughout the summer through daily hygiene, regular preventive care, and professional whitening treatments, as needed.

Preventive Care Is Key to Maintaining a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

You probably know that dental hygiene like tooth brushing and flossing is important to maintaining a healthy smile. But did you know that these are also great steps to keeping your smile looking its best between dental checkups?

To avoid unsightly tartar buildup, be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. If you can brush your teeth a third time, for instance after lunch, this can be beneficial as well.

You will also need to floss at least once a day to catch bacteria that can fall between teeth where it can irritate the gums. If you’re unsure how to floss, ask your dentist to demonstrate the proper technique at your next checkup. Remember, you should see the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning.

Professional Whitening Can Make Your Smile Shine Brighter

Though there are products available over-the-counter to help lighten teeth, for dramatic and fast results you may prefer the benefits of professional whitening. Seeking treatment through a cosmetic dentist also allows you to reap the benefits of his or her expertise about how to prolong your great results, and to address any other issues you might be experiencing, such as disproportionate teeth or intrinsic discoloration.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.