When Dave and I got engaged and started wedding planning, I started changing up my fitness and beauty regimen so I would look my best for the big day. I started working out more, taking better care of my skin, and growing out my hair. And I started being more diligent about dental care to get healthy teeth before my wedding. I mean, who doesn’t want to have pearly whites on their wedding day? Though I’ve always been diligent about brushing my teeth, my dental care definitely took a hit in college. I changed my habits after getting engaged, and have been able to keep up with it since the wedding. Here are a few tips that I swear by to help get healthy teeth!
See Your Dentist Regularly
Okay, I’ll admit it. I went quite a stretch without seeing a dentist when I was in college. I no longer had access to the dentist I visited back in my home town, and I never got around to finding a new one in the town where I was attending college. When Dave and I moved to Madison, I knew we needed to find a dentist! You should be visiting your dentist twice per year, which I’ve been doing since we moved here. It’s an important step toward healthy teeth, and I forgot how amazing my teeth feel after a visit to the dentist!
Brush, Floss and Mouthwash Regularly
While I’ve always been fine about brushing, I struggled in college to regularly floss and rinse with mouth wash. But after visiting a dentist after college, I was reminded of how important these are! My teeth, and especially my gums, have become increasingly healthier and nicer looking since I started being diligent about flossing and rinsing with mouth wash again. And if you’re not brushing twice per day currently, it’s definitely a necessity for healthy teeth!
Use Whitening Products
If you’re planning for a big event, like a wedding, I think whiteners are a great way to go! They’re super simple to use. And while they’re not a substitute for proper dental care, they’ll definitely make a difference on the big day.
Get Dental Insurance
Whether you have recurring dental issues, or just head in for your biannual visit, dental insurance is going to be a necessity. It’s an important tool in protecting not only your dental health, but your overall health (since poor dental care can lead to so many other health problems!). You might think that two simple appointments per year won’t be that expensive, but the costs can add up, and the smallest complications can require multiple appointments and get expensive quickly.
When I was browsing online for dental insurance, one company I checked out was Guardian Dental. Using the sight was super easy. You enter a few pieces of information, and you can take a look at the various plans available. Plus, unlike many insurance companies, you can sign up anytime throughout the year. If you don’t currently have dental insurance, it’s just one step you can take for healthy teeth!
What are your best tips for healthy teeth?
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