More than 2.5 million people around the world own a smartphone, so it’s no wonder the act of taking selfies has become a global phenomenon. According to YouGov, nearly two-thirds of Americans admit to taking selfies regularly. And according to an International study, almost 60% of web-documented selfies are posted by women between the ages of 18 and 35 while only 13% are posted by adults anywhere near 40 or over. Regardless of whether they’re posted on social media, millions of Americans will have their smile captured this year whether the images are self-collected or in a group setting. Fortunately, your Johns Creek Dentist has some simple and effective solutions for being selfie-ready.
Improve Home Habits
One of the best ways to be ready for your close-up is to begin right at home. The American Dental Association issues regular home oral health reminders such as brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. Additional suggestions like changing your toothbrush every four months or as the bristles fray, using an electric toothbrush if possible, and drinking plenty of water to replace enzymes and reduce bacteria go a long way towards ensuring a beautiful smile.
Clean Up Your Diet
Warm weather and social events are wrought with sweet, salty, and sudsy treats. The problem with those is that they tend to contain a lot of sugar and acidic ingredients that linger in the mouth and encourage bacteria. Bacteria spread quickly in that perfect environment, leave behind sticky plaque from their waste, and eat away at enamel and gum tissue resulting in decay and cavities. You can still have an occasional treat but opting for healthier options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and real dairy products can help reduce the bacteria and improve your dental and bodily health simultaneously.
Whiten and Brighten
Even with good oral health and dietary habits, you can still feel embarrassment or discomfort from dull or aging teeth. Certain foods and beverages can leave behind stubborn stains that over-the-counter whitening aids can’t remove. Trauma from sports or general life events can cause chips or cracks which may lead to dentin discoloration. And even vices such as smoking can increase the risks of gum disease and premature aging. Your Johns Creek Dentist can provide the perfect whitening plan for your needs and desires without causing further problems or wasting your precious time and finances.
Fix Those Flaws Fast
If you’re ready for your red-carpet smile in a flash, you’re certainly not alone. Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular treatment options for getting the perfect celebrity smile quickly and with as little personal effort as possible. These porcelain-resin shells are about the width of a contact lens and affix directly to existing teeth. It is a slightly invasive treatment since a small amount of enamel usually needs to be removed to secure the shells. But there’s no pain involved and no surgical procedures to worry about. In most cases, porcelain veneers can be completed within a couple of office visits. And with proper maintenance and regular visits to your Johns Creek Dentist, your veneers can last as long as a decade or two without repair or replacement concerns. Give us a call to discuss which cosmetic dentistry options can give you the most to smile about.