Investing in your education is important for career success, but do you know what else is important? Investing in your smile!
Three-quarters (around 74 percent) of adults feel that a person’s chances for career success are hindered by an unattractive smile, according to a research conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
Want to make sure you have all the tools necessary to reach your highest career potential? Here are a few tips to achieve a healthy smile in school and beyond.
Make Sure You Have All Your Supplies
Just like we stock up on school supplies like pens, paper, folders and so on, it is necessary to stock up on dental supplies like a new toothbrush and floss.
Replace your toothbrush every three-to-four months and brush and floss two times daily according to dentist recommendation.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
Scheduling your next dental appointment becomes difficult once school starts with classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities and nobody wants to schedule a dental appointment on fall or winter break.
Schedule your dental appointment before life gets busy and you miss your dental appointment.
Develop an Oral Hygiene Routine
Brushing and flossing can be the last things on your mind when your summer is full of concerts, road trips, work or long vacations.
Develop an oral hygiene routine which includes brushing and flossing two times a day and stick to it even during school and summer / winter break.
Smile Friendly Food and Drink Choices
It’s hard to make proper diet and nutrition choices, especially when you are pulling an all-nighter for a test or an assignment.
College staple drinks like sports drinks, energy drinks and soda can cause cavities and harm your teeth and gums.
Alternatives like coffee and tea can stain your teeth as well. The solution to saving your teeth from these drinks? Drink water with these beverages and brush your teeth before your crash at 4:00 am.
Follow these simple tips, and you’ll get an A+ for your smile.
Interested in scheduling a dental appointment at Gentle Care Dentists? Call our office today to schedule.