Many studies have proven that simply smiling and laughing gives many health benefits. For instance, genuinely smiling entices your body to release a significant number of endorphins, neurotransmitters that effectively lower stress levels and naturally kill pain. Laughing is also considered a good form of exercise – 15 minutes of which can burn off 40 calories at most.

Yet laughing or smiling may be hard to do, especially if you are not confident with your own set of pearly whites. There are a lot of steps that you can take to get that perfect smile, and here are some of them.

  1. Say no to sweets. Sweets, such as candies and gummies, are actually harmful for your teeth if you eat them in excessive amounts. Sugar that does not get removed even after brushing is the leading cause of cavities. Gummies are particularly damaging to teeth as well, as they are chewy and stick to your teeth. With that said, sour gummy candies are no exemption. Fruit candies contain acids that are tough on your teeth.
  2. Visit your dentist regularly. Although we all dread the visit to the dentist, it is necessary in maintaining your dental health. To make things easier, you may want to choose a dentist that is trustworthy, and someone you are comfortable with. If you just moved to town, or are considering visiting a different dentist, make sure to choose a clinic with sanitized and high-calibre dental equipment supplies.
  3. Avoid sodas. Dark sodas and carbonated drinks are bad for your teeth for many reasons. One is that they contain acids that are greater and stronger than those found in sour fruit candies or gummies. These are tough, and since they are in liquid form, they can easily coat your teeth, causing damage. Another thing that sodas do is that they stain your teeth, and teeth discoloration is a problem that only clinics with the right dental equipment supplies can fix.
  4. Drink tea. Green and black tea are found to have properties that greatly help in having healthy teeth and gums. Green tea in particular contains the antioxidant catechin, which fights bacteria and strengthens teeth and gums. In addition to this, green tea also has numerous health benefits that are not limited to oral health. It is helpful for fighting cancer, losing weight, and keeping a healthy cardiovascular system.
  5. Regulate your starch intake. Starch is one of the nutrients that our bodies need daily. They are broken down into sugar that can be converted into usable energy by the body. However, there are some sources of starch that may potentially be harmful for teeth, like potato chips.

Following these tips will certainly give you that perfect smile you have always aimed for.

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