One of the first things someone will notice about you is your smile. If you take good care of it, odds are your smile looks pretty good. Without the right habits in place, your oral health and smile aesthetics can suffer. Fortunately, taking care of your teeth is actually quite easy. With these nine easy habits, you can enhance your smile and maintain its beauty for years to come.
1. Quit Smoking
One of the most harmful habits for not only your teeth but your overall oral and full-body health is smoking. Smoking can cause cancer, wrinkles, lung diseases, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and increases the risk of eye diseases, immune system problems, tuberculosis, and arthritis. As for its effect on your oral health, it can severely stain your teeth, cause cavities and gum disease, and result in mouth cancer. There are no health benefits of smoking cigarettes.
Smoking can also cause significant damage to your gums. They may start to recede and develop large pockets around the teeth that can make them appear longer. The dark pockets might also create dark spaces around your teeth.
If you want to enhance your smile and your overall health, quit smoking. It’s that simple. After you quit smoking, your oral health can return back to its healthy self. You can also get rid of your stained teeth with cosmetic dentistry, and enjoy fresh breath!