What are the first things that you notice about a person when you meet him/her?
For some, it can be the eyes, and for others, it can be the smile. But most of the time, it is the face that you notice first. And the teeth play a prominent role in creating that first impression of which everyone speaks. Well, this is not to say that physical features are all that you need to make an impression. But there’s no denying that they do make an impact.
The type of teeth you have can decide your self-esteem. If you are insecure about your teeth, you won’t be able to smile with confidence. There’s no filter in real life to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth. It can be hard to achieve that dazzling smile without taking care of your teeth regularly.
And you thought it only helped you chew food!
It won’t be wrong to say that the teeth are the most underrated part of our body - important, but somewhat neglected. Many a time, we brush our teeth only to reduce unpleasant smell and discomfort associated with food residues. The role of teeth in our lives goes beyond that.
Your teeth are your best friends
If you think of your teeth as your best friend, its health will matter more to you. Healthy teeth are not all about a beautiful smile. They can affect your speech and keep your jawbones stronger. So you should not only brush your teeth twice daily but also floss and clean to enhance oral health. Like all relationships, your friendship with your teeth shouldn’t be taken for granted. They will have your back when you go on dates or make public appearances.
Pink gums are as important as pink lips!
True that! If you have blackish, or greyish, dirty gums, it means that your teeth are not doing well. Gingivitis is a type of gum infection that gives rise to pain, unpleasant odour, and sometimes fever. Poor oral hygiene is one of the major causes of trench mouth or Gingivitis. Accumulation of dead tissue help bacteria make your gums their home and cause infection. So, while you try every mean to maintain the colour of your lips, do focus on your gums as well to keep such infections at bay.
Why is flossing important?
You may think that brushing your teeth is enough to maintain oral hygiene. But it cleans only the surface of your teeth and the space between them. The teeth are like ice-bergs, with a third of them rooted deep inside the gums. As flossing helps take care of your gums and prevents plaque build-up, it ensures optimum oral health. You may opt for charcoal floss for maximum benefits. Their antibacterial properties go the extra mile to clean your teeth off microbes and stains. Potential infections are also nipped in the bud. If you are of the environment-friendly kind, you’ll be glad to know that using charcoal floss can help you join the sustainability move without even feeling it. No placard, no donation, and no long speech! You can be an environmentalist without even knowing it.
Win the world with that confident smile!
You can, and you will! Smile and greet everyone you meet without fearing bad breath issues or revealing your discoloured gums. Let your dazzling smile be your identity. And it is not about physical appearance! (We need to keep repeating this to prevent sending the wrong message). It is about a healthy and fresh essence that you will exude with that smile of yours. So treat your teeth as your best friend, as they can make or break your self-esteem, thereby your social image.