It's true! We live in a world were there are the stunningly beautiful, the plain Jane, and the darn right ugly. Nature certainly deals out a cruel deck of cards from time to time when it comes to looks. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who takes care of themselves, irrespective of their general appearance (which really is only skin deep), has their true attractiveness and loveliness shine through above all else. Having said that, if there's one thing I can't abide, it's a mouth full of bad nashers! I've seen folks blessed with stunning good looks but the moment they smile, they transform from beauty to beast in an instant. Seriously folks, teeth cleaning, care, and hygiene, really is a big deal in the 21st century? We've all heard that saying about having a 'million dollar smile', but if your fangs are crooked, heavily stained with nicotine, tea, coffee and whatever other staining agents get sloshed around your mouth, then that million dollar smile becomes but a tuppeny ha'penny grin. Kids in particular neglect their teeth cleaning ritual if they can get away with it, but as the older folks have always pointed out, "If you don't look after your pearly whites when you're young, you'll regret it when you're older".
Gee, how I used to hate the way the 'olds' used to go on, but they were so right. I was a lazy youth, and did as little as I possibly could get away with most of the time, and that included the morning and night time teeth cleaning routine. I was so lucky despite my negligence. My teeth were as white as toothpaste, as straight and as even as perfection could be, and I never had any issues with the dentist until I reached the age of 17. Boy have my pearly whites take a bashing from that age to this! Being too bone idle to even think about teeth cleaning on a regular basis, resulted in a breath so fowl that it kept my peers at arms length.
It's true, bad breath is a social stigma in a league with say heavy dandruff and acne. My wonderful whites started to yellow and brown over time as I became a nicotine and coffee addict. Fillings and caps followed years later when pain, not regular checkups, forced me to visit the man with a drill. Lack of care has seen me lose 5 teeth in total simply because of unnecessary rotting. Most of this was preventable and now I understand what the old folks were going on about. It's never too late to start taking care of your teeth.
If you, like me, have been negligent over the years, then start a regime of teeth cleaning today. If your teeth have been on the bottom of your priority list, then I would start with an honest trip to a dentist and begin a relationship with him or her and nurse your teeth and gums back to health. Brushing techniques, flossing (this is so important!), cleaning and total care will produce a new confident you. You can't save what you've lost, but you can certainly go a long way to preventing any unnecessary cavities in the future. Regular cleaning failed to bring my teeth back to the gleaming white they once were, so it was recommended by my dentist to try out this new laser cleaning treatment if it bothered me that much. Well, I'd been through a lot or tooth trauma to get clean and healthy choppers so I thought I may as well polish the job off.
Laser teeth cleaning was not cheap, and the whole process was uncomfortable though not painful. It took about an hour in total and I tell you, I couldn't stop smiling at anyone and everyone that crossed my path the moment I left the dental surgery. Bright, white, and full or light, that's me and my mouth nowadays and I've never been happier. Oh, and the bad breath has been cured in the process, so that's worked wonders for my love life. There are many things in life that we don't like doing, but I tell you something, if you take good care of yourself and learn to love you for who you are and the rest will follow.
It's the little things like teeth cleaning and healthy habits, which make all the difference in this world. Smile and the world smiles with you. A simple trip or two to the dentist really can change you whole attitude and outlook upon life.
Gary Tooth is a proficient writer for Cleanwhatever.com where he has articles on Cleaning Cat Urine and Ultrasonic Cleaning. He also has other 'How to Clean' related pieces on the site