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A Celebrity Smile Begins With a Healthy Mouth

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When you want to achieve a straighter and whiter smile at Cosmetic Dental Studios, you will want to know the best ways to keep your teeth looking their best. Dr. Victoria Veytsman, a celebrity dentist in Manhattan, offers smile makeovers to her patients who want to improve how their smile looks in NYC. She offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, such as laser teeth whitening, minimal-prep veneers, and dental bonding and contouring, to help her patients achieve Hollywood teeth. She uses the Digital Smile Design (DSD) system to help her patients visualize their smile before starting any procedures. To achieve a healthy mouth, you must maintain a regular schedule of dental exams and routine dental cleanings and follow an efficient at-home oral hygiene routine. Find out how to get a healthy mouth here, including the importance of brushing teeth and eating healthy.

Should I floss or brush my teeth first?

It doesn’t matter whether you brush or floss your teeth first. What matters most is that you do both oral hygiene tasks daily. Dr. Veytsman suggests flossing first as it helps loosen plaque between the teeth and removes food particles and debris from between the teeth that brushing alone can’t remove. So, how important is flossing? When you remove plaque that causes tooth decay, you improve your oral health. Ultimately, the order in which you brush and floss is your own choice; the focus should be on getting your teeth and gums as clean as possible.

How to brush your teeth correctly

The American Dental Association recommends brushing the teeth at least twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. It’s important to replace your toothbrush every few months or when its bristles fray. To begin, place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle focusing on your gums. Move the toothbrush back and forth gently to brush the inner, outer, and chewing sides of your teeth. Brush each of the four quadrants of your mouth for at least 30 seconds. Also, don’t forget to brush your tongue since this is where harmful bacteria lie, which can lead to tooth decay.

How what you eat affects your oral health

What you eat and drink affects your oral health. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Veytsman can discuss your diet and healthy eating guidelines at your annual dental exam. Refrain from a diet high in sugar or acid as both can erode your tooth enamel, which leads to tooth sensitivity. A balanced diet helps prevent gum disease. When the enamel is eroded, it is more likely to develop a cavity. Tooth decay occurs when sugar reacts with bacteria in the plaque on the teeth, which is why it’s important to have regular dental exams that can detect tooth decay early on before this erosion continues.

Healthy foods for optimal dental health

Dr. Veytsman recommends an anti-inflammatory diet as it leads to healthier gums and a reduced risk of tooth loss. Choose healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocado, or fatty fish. Some healthy snacks include alkaline foods with a low acid content, such as:

  • Nuts

  • Low-fat cheese

  • Raw vegetables

  • Yogurt (no sugar or low sugar options)

A healthy diet combined with an efficient at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings helps make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy.

Learn how to achieve a celebrity smile with proper oral hygiene

When you want a celebrity smile, Dr. Victoria Veytsman offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures to her patients at her Midtown Manhattan, NY office. A celebrity smile begins with a healthy mouth, so taking measures to ensure you keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best is important. To schedule an appointment for a dental exam, routine dental cleaning, or a smile makeover consultation, call our Midtown Manhattan, NY dental office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.