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Perfect Smile

Everybody is always talking about staying in good physical shape and having good hair, skin and nails. It’s about time we talked about our lips, gums and teeth. So, here are some tips on taking care of them.

1. Lips
Moisturize
your lips with suitable moisturizing lipcare products (e.g Lip-ice/balm/Vaseline). Lips become chapped when dehydrated, so keep them moisturized. Don’t use lip products that dry your lips. Licking your lips too much also makes them dry; so, don’t do it! If you are prone to cold sores, make sure you have cream, which prevents cold sores with you always. Apply it when you feel the slightest tingle. (Acyclovir creams, Zovirax cream). Avoid certain foods which may irritate your lips. Foods containing an amino acid called, arginine, triggers cold sores in some people.

2. Gums and Teeth

If plaque is not cleaned off your teeth regularly, your gums will become red, swollen and they may bleed, which may lead to the gum disease, gingivitis. Brush every surface of your teeth twice a day. Most dentists would recommend to brush for at least two minutes. Limiting sugar between mealtimes is particularly important. This next tip is a hard one:

Don’t eat acidic food or drinks such as fizzy drinks or citrus fruit juice between meals, as these also encourage tooth decay and erosion.

More tooth care tips:
*Use fluoride toothpaste to protect against decay.
*Use a toothbrush with a small head and synthetic bristles.
*Replace your toothbrush every month.
*Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol.
*Don’t smoke. Smoking stains the teeth and increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss.

Lastly, visit your dentist regularly. At check-ups, they will be able to detect any problems early, and provide advice and treatment.

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One comment on “Perfect Smile

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