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The Perfect Smile: How to Get It and How to Keep It

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When you visit the dentist, one of the first things they’ll usually ask about is your dental hygiene and whether or not you have any problems with your teeth or gums. When I was younger, I never paid much attention to this question, but once I started to notice my teeth yellowing and falling out, I decided to make an appointment with a local dentist who specializes in dental implants to see what could be done about my less-than-perfect smile.

Brushing Properly

Before you can achieve a perfect smile, you must have good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. If possible, floss at least once daily. A soft-bristled toothbrush is recommended because it’s less likely to cause damage to your gums and enamel than a hard-bristled brush is.


Good oral hygiene begins with flossing. Studies show that if you want a perfect smile, you should floss before brushing. This is because bacteria collect between your teeth during sleep, so you’ll want to start by removing them before brushing your teeth. After flossing, make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.

Whitening Your Teeth

The quickest way to whiten your teeth is by making an appointment with a Long Island dentist for whitening. The process involves applying a chemical solution directly onto your teeth, which will make them whiter over time. The quicker you’re able to get back in for a touch-up, however, means quicker results! You should also commit to eliminating foods that stain or cause bad breath from your diets, such as coffee and garlic.

Fixing Chipped or Cracked Teeth

If you notice your teeth starting to chip or crack, get them fixed right away. Waiting will only make things worse, so don’t risk an infection. Plus, once you have a few chips or cracks on your teeth, they can start to look unattractive—leading people with perfectly healthy mouths to avoid smiling at all. (Don’t let that happen!) If you want to fix chipped or cracked teeth immediately, call Shine Dental Associates today!

Schedule an Appointment

Creating a beautiful smile is our top priority at Shine Dental Associates. We use the latest technology, quality materials, and treatment options. At our dental lab, patients can take advantage of all our services under one roof. Lab technicians listen to your needs and then create a service plan that fits your budget and schedule. We offer dentures, bridges, crowns, partial dentures, implants, and many other dental services. Make an appointment with Shine Dental Associates by calling 516-348-8500 or by visiting Shine Dental Associates online. We are located at 400 Jericho Turnpike Syosset, NY 11791.



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