Your smile is probably one of the first things most people will notice about you. A person can tell a lot about your personality by a simple smile, it conveys a lot of emotion. There’s the shy smile, the friendly smile, the nervous smile, and once a person gets to know you the humoring you smile. The biggest part of your smile that people will notice is your teeth. Unfortunately most people are embarrassed by their teeth. It’s not that they don’t take care of them, a lot of people just don’t have access to proper dental care and it shows.
Dental care is more than just brushing, flossing and rinsing every day. That is a large part of it but being able to see a certified dentist twice a year can make a huge difference in how you mouth looks and feels. As with everything else, though, seeing a dentist is an expense most people can’t afford. Even if your employer has insurance if you work minimum wage you almost can’t afford to lose the premium money out of your weekly pay check.
There are some things you can do to ensure that you are getting the best dental care you can even if you don’t have top of the line insurance. First thing is of course to brush a minimum of twice a day. For the best smile and healthiest teeth and gums you should brush after every meal. Brushing doesn’t mean that you swipe at your teeth for thirty seconds and call it good either. You should brush for a minimum of two minutes. Be sure to get along the gums, as well as the backs of your teeth too. Two minutes might seem like a long time but if you take the care to brush along the gums, on the crowns and the backs of your teeth during that time you will get rid of a lot of food particles that can cause cavities.
Flossing is a must as well for good dental care. You can actually get cavities between the teeth because food can get trapped there. By flossing you’ll be removing the food particles that are stuck and not allowing them to rot your teeth.
The third thing is using mouthwash. It doesn’t just make your breath smell good and leave a nice minty aftertaste in your mouth. The best mouthwashes will also kill any germs on your gums and help to force out any remaining food particles you may have missed during the flossing stage.
You can have great dental care even if you can’t see a dentist regularly. Even if you don’t have insurance you should still try to make a bi-yearly trip. Speak to your dentist office to see if there are payment arrangements that can be made or discounts that they will be willing to help you with since it will all be out of pocket.