Revitalise your smile in 2022!

Revitalise your smile in 2022!

The New Year is a few days away, and what better way to start it than with a revitalised smile and tips on how to maintain that goal?  Of course, your resolutions can include many self-care options, such as exercising more or taking on a new hobby, but where’s the harm in doing something special for your teeth and gums too?

In 2022, you can improve your overall oral health and enhance your smile. Nothing encourages a happy New Year more than a healthy and attractive smile. Smiling makes you feel happier, too. 

Remember, all smiles are beautiful. The following tips are for those who feel that they would be more confident with some aesthetic oral interventions.

Daily oral hygiene

Midwest Smiles Family Dentistry says, ‘one of the hindrances to your smile’s health and appearance is dental plaque’. During your day, the thin bacterial film accumulates on your teeth. The film triggers tooth decay and gum disease. 

The plaque has a crusty appearance that dulls your teeth and removes their natural shine. Try to brush and floss every day. It will help to keep the dental plaque away. 

Regular visits to the dentist

Booking a dental appointment twice a year has great benefits, including a professional dental clean to remove plaque and tartar missed during daily brushing. You may also see the hygienist at the same time for a polish session which makes your teeth shine. 

Regular visits can allow for necessary teeth and gum examinations and gives your dentist the opportunity to preempt any signs of disease. 

The optional veneer or crown

Even the healthiest teeth have aesthetic flaws. You can hide those imperfections with veneers – a custom-made shell of porcelain bonded to your visible teeth. 

Your dentist may suggest a full porcelain crown to protect a vulnerable tooth and protect its appearance from deteriorating.


Replacing a missing tooth is never a pleasant experience, but the restoration caters for its function and appearance. The best-recommended restoration is a dental implant – the replacement of individual teeth or denture and bridge support. 

An implant’s benefit is that it is a long-term solution. An implant will support the health of the restored tooth and its bone structure.

Visit the orthodontist

If your teeth are separated by large spaces, or you have skew or a misaligned bite, you may need to consult a dentist specialising in orthodontic care, says WebMD. 

Orthodontists are oral health professionals, also trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat teeth and jaw irregularities – to improve a patient’s bite and correct existing conditions in people of all ages. Orthodontists use fixed and removable dental devices, the site continues. These are braces, retainers, and bands. These are used to change the teeth’s in the mouth. They treat dental abnormalities such as: 

  • Crooked, misaligned teeth
  • Bite problems, such as an overbite or underbite
  • Crowded teeth, or teeth that are too far apart
  • Jaw misalignment 

Crooked teeth can be are also hard to clean and keep healthy. Braces or clear alignment treatments can help to boost your confidence to smile and oral health. 

Facial exercises

Revitalising your teeth for 2022 doesn’t mean you must only focus on your teeth. Facial exercises can improve your smile too. 

A simple facial exercise is looking in the mirror and smiling as hard as possible. Hold that smile for 10 to 30 seconds and repeat during the day. 

Your facial muscles get worked by singing loudly and passionately. Go ahead and download a karaoke app because you’re about to get carried away, and you may just land yourself a record deal.

Dental checklist

The only way to maintain the consistency of your dental and preventative care is to make sure your next visit is scheduled. Have you made your appointment already? Falling behind on your dental visits will cost you more than if you do go every six months. 

When your appointment comes up, you should know what to expect. Your teeth get a thorough clean. The hygienist tends to the difficult areas to reach and provides you with information that is effective to your daily hygiene efforts. The dentist will evaluate your smile and point out points of concern and how you can treat the problems. 

As 2022 goes by, you may find yourself affected by dental decay, a tooth injury or other relatable concerns. This is normal and should not be ignored. Dental surgeries also offer lifelike dental fillings and more services to protect your teeth. 

You must allow professional dental practitioners to assist you with any oral hygiene issues. Do not try and fix a dental problem on your own or acquire help from a friend or family member. 

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The best thing to do in any situation is to consult a dental professional. Do not attempt to do any of your own dental work. 

Affinity Dental has 3 different levels of dental insurance cover, depending on your individual needs and budget. Each tier of options covers specific specialist dental work. You decide what you need.

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