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A 6-Step Guide to Your Best Smile

Photo of a woman pointing to her incredibly white smile

When you want to make a good impression, you put your best foot forward.

At Dental Health Care of WoburnThis link leads to Home page, we believe that a beautiful smile is the key ingredient to making a lasting impression.

We’re revealing six insider tips to help you leave your mark on the world. Our dental and cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you achieve your smile and health goals.

Allow us to elaborate!

1. Eat nutrient-rich foods

Your teeth and gums need nutrients to remain healthy, including:

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D

So, for your oral and overall health’s sake and to achieve your best smile, consume a nutrient-rich diet.

Eating healthily and minimizing sugar can keep your teeth strong, healthy, and white.

2. Healthy teeth and gums

Your mouth is always on defense, fighting bacteria.

The harmful bacteria consume the sugar you eat, producing an acidic waste product that eats away at your enamel and causes cavities.

Bacteria can also remain near the gumline and cause gum inflammation.

Ultimately, you should be the first level of defense against these microbes.

We recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, even when you feel too tired or run late.

Routine brushing prevents the formation of plaquea sticky substance that forms on the teeth and contains bacteria.

Floss your teeth daily to remove food particles and plaque between them.

3. Reduce snacking

Many people love an occasional snack when feeling a bit peckish between meals.

But our mouths produce more saliva when we consume full meals. Snacking may not generate enough saliva to rinse away all the particles from your teeth.

As a result, snack debris can remain on and between your teeth, feeding the harmful bacteria in your mouth and leading to cavities and gum disease.

Ideally, if you’re going to snack—and let’s face it, most of us do—choose options like the following:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables, especially hard ones like carrots
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Nuts

Whenever you finish your snack, make sure you wash it down with water. That can help remove some of that debris from your teeth and keep you hydrated, which leads to our next tip.

4. Drink plenty of water

Dark-haired woman holding up a glass of water

Water works wonders for your smile.

For one, when you drink plenty of water throughout the day, you clean your teeth between brushes.

Water also prevents dry mouth—a contributing factor to gum disease and tooth decay.

Plus, dry mouth leads to a more acidic environment in your mouth.

Did you know that when you opt for fluoridated water, you promote tooth remineralization, which keeps your teeth strong and cavity-free?

5. Straighten your teeth

Whether you didn’t get braces as a child or your teeth shifted over time, it’s not too late to correct the problem.

Braces make your teeth easier to clean and improve the esthetic appeal of your smile, a win-win when achieving your best smile.

If you’d feel self-conscious with metal braces, choose the super inconspicuous option of Invisalign®This link leads to Invisalign page.

6. Opt for veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures

If life has taken a toll on your teeth or you weren’t born with a beautiful smile, let one of our skilled dental practitioners assist.

We offer porcelain veneersThis link leads to Porcelain Veneers page, teeth whiteningThis link leads to Teeth Whitening page, and other cosmetic proceduresThis link leads to Cosmetic Dentistry page to make your smile gorgeous and radiant.

As you strive for your best smile, let Dental Health Care of WoburnThis link leads to Home page guide you on your journey.

We can provide routine dental care to maintain your dental health and purely cosmetic procedures to give you a smile you never thought possible.

Reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment!

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Our location is in our name! But even if you’re not in Woburn, MAThis link opens a new tab to Google Maps, we welcome you to our practice. We’re close to Winchester, Stoneham, Burlington, Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, Lexington, Melrose, and Bedford.

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