White Teeth Are in Season All Year

Posted on September 3, 2013 in General oral health

“Don't wear white after Labor Day!”

Even if you're not subscribed to all the popular fashion blogs, chances are you have heard of this fashion rule. Labor Day has stood for many years as the transition point of warm sunny weather to a cold, dark winter. It is said the fashion rule developed from winter weather ruining white garments and therefore making the owner replace costly clothes.

While wearing white may be a huge no-no in the fashion world, Delta Dental of Illinois says bring on the white… teeth that is. Having a sparkling grill will not only help with your confidence, it will make you more noticeable to people all around you. 99.7% of people say an attractive smile is an important personal asset! You don't want to be the one with a smoke-stained smile do you?

A sparkling smile is the only feature that is noticeable from long distances giving you the opportunity to make an impression on someone from as far away as 300 feet. Smiles are by far the most recognized feature of the face and who knows; maybe your smile is the one thing that someone looks forward to seeing every day!

Keep your teeth in smile shape by following our top 5 smile commandments:

1) Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes.
2) Floss 1 time a day in between all your teeth
3) Avoid drinking red wine, carrot juice and other dark colored foods & drinks
4) Avoid daily carbonated beverages – they eat away at enamel

You might pack away your summer whites soon, but due diligence of the above tips will give you a bright smile well beyond Labor Day!