The time has come and you’re finally graduating, getting ready for a celebration that shows all your hard work and achievements! Congratulations! Graduations are exciting events, a transition time moving you on toward a new chapter in your life. Your graduation presents a wonderful opportunity to show your best smile, as family members and friends share your joy and excitement for the day.
As the center of attention, you’ll want to have your best, brightest, pearly white smile. Photographs and social media will be capturing the memories while you celebrate and you’ll want your smile to appear as bright and beautiful as possible. In just three steps, you can be on your way to your best graduation smile.
- The way to begin is by making an appointment for you for a consultation with the dentist, as soon as possible. This is the time to discuss any concerns such as discolored, cracked, chipped, crooked or missing teeth.
- Set a date for a professional cleaning to get not only your cleanest, brightest smile, but also for your freshest breath. This will also allow you to see if additional whitening is needed. You may simply need to use an over-the-counter treatment or you may want the dentist to whiten them. Although tooth whitening is very safe, if you have any tooth pain or sensitivity, you’ll want to ask the dentist about the best solutions for you.
- Maintain your bright smiles by avoiding food and drinks that can stain teeth. While it’s unnecessary to refrain from eating and drinking these items, drinking water along with them can reduce the risk for staining. Additionally, drinking through a straw can help to reduce their contact with your teeth. Beware of beverages such as tea, coffee, and soda. Deep colored fruits such as raspberries and blueberries, along with soy sauce and tomato sauce can also cause staining.
Then, make certain to keep up your dental hygiene at home by brushing and flossing daily. The dentist can advise you about the best ways to have your healthiest, whitest, freshest teeth and how to maintain them, not only for your graduation, but for your lifetime.
If you would like more information about how you can achieve your best graduation smile, Dr. Heidi Finkelstein and her caring staff at My Plantation Dentist can help. To schedule your appointment, please contact us today at 954-584-1030.