The New Year comes with a lot of excitement. All over the world people are throwing parties and celebrating the start of a year they hope will be filled with happiness, laughter and smiles as they put all the bad of the year that passed behind them. Almost every major city in the world has a firework display at the stroke of midnight, and who could forget the famous New York City ball drop?!?! For some it is a magical night that they wait for every year, and on this day each person is supposed to make a promise that they intend to keep. This promise, or resolution, usually entails reaching a certain goal or changing something in one’s lifestyle so that it may move in the right direction. As you hope to smile a lot during the coming New Year, it would be smart to make a resolution that will keep that smile shining and spectacular as you continue on with life. Keeping your smile healthier this year would not be a great hassle as you might have thought. For this reason we have listed a few easy ways in which you can improve your lifestyle and your smile.
Most studies show that the first thing people notice when they meet someone new is how a person smiles. Artists, poets, authors and screenplay writers have all based many stories around the way someone smiles. Some have said that a person’s smile can tell you a lot about the individual. With all the emphasis put on a person’s smile, one cannot blame individuals who are self-conscious about their smile and teeth. Most people want that beautiful, pearly white smile that can stop traffic and light up a room, and many people feel that they do not have it for several reasons. There is a solution for these patients. Veneers are an easy fix for damaged teeth or to cover teeth that are not aesthetically pleasing. For many dental patients the installation of veneers is a simple, quick and uncomplicated option to fix and change the appearance of their smile when they are unhappy.
Take a step back and think, where do you breathe in and out from? Most of you will probably say your nose and think that this question is completely silly and weird, but some of you would say that you breathe from your mouth and wonder why we are asking you to pay attention to this issue. “Mouth breathing” is an actual ailment and condition that can lead to various sorts of problems. So, if you answered that you breathe from your mouth, or someone you know breathes from their mouth, it is time to stop! Breathing from your mouth is just fine when one is exercising, but when it is done excessively due to allergies, sinus or nasal congestion it may result in many problems. The reason for this is because of the air being much cooler and less filtered than when it is breathed in through the nose.
There are certain habits or activities that most people should be accustomed to doing on a daily basis, one of which is brushing your teeth. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and to do so properly you want to make sure your toothbrush is clean before you put it in your mouth. The CDC, Center for Disease Control, has gone on record saying that “even after being visibly clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms.” Since you use your toothbrush often it is important to know how to keep it clean.
The diets we keep today are so different from our ancient ancestors that dental issues such as cavities, overbites, crooked teeth and overcrowding are practically inevitable. Out ancient ancestors used to chew on a lot more meat, and as our food has become softer we do not chew as much. Over the centuries our jaws have also gotten smaller and therefore they cannot accommodate all of our teeth properly. Many foods are no longer 100% fresh today adding to the dental problems already in existence. These foods are pre-packages, soft and full of sugar – not the best combination for keeping your teeth healthy. The right diet is important for your health, including your dental health. Eating the right foods is important, and how often you eat them is an important factor as well.
90 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as Halitosis. This oral health issue often affects a person’s daily life and relationships, making it uncomfortable for other people to talk and associate with those who suffer from it. Often times people who have bad breath do not even realize it until they are told, and that conversation tends to be very uncomfortable for both parties involved. To help resolve this common health concern it is important that you know of some simple ways to determine whether you have bad breath, common causes for it, and a few easy remedies to make sure things go away and do not come back.
Many of the people today’s population have chosen to go through some kind of procedure to straighten their teeth, and with the advancement in technology many more or opting for the opportunity to make their smile more aesthetically pleasing. With all these different options it is important to make a decision on which one is the best fit for you, and to do this you need as much information about each as possible. The three most common types of treatments today are: 1) Braces; 2) Invisalign; 3) The Six Month Smile. Each of these options has their own pros and cons, and we want you to know them all to help make an educated decision on the best course of action.