Beauty,  Dentistry,  Health Literacy

Keeping a Bright Smile and Healthy Skin

Smiling Woman Sunglasses

Two of the things that people get very self-conscious about during their lifetimes are their smile and how healthy their skin looks, especially around their face. If you want to have your teeth look good, and you want to keep your skin looking like you take care of it, there are a few things that you should probably do. And the earlier that you start good habits, the better.

First of all, you should go to the dentist regularly. Even if you feel like you don’t need to. Even if you feel like it’s too expensive. It’s very important to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly. Beyond that, you need to buy good dental instruments. And for your skin, you need to use sunscreen every time you go out the sun, and always keep hydrated.

Go To the Dentist

The most significant difference between people who have good and bad teeth and oral health later in life is how often they go to the dentist. Even with good brushing habits, you need to go to the dentist to see signs of disease and to figure out if there’s anything that you can do early on in life to keep your teeth from getting too crooked and out of place.

Buy Good Dental Instruments

Buy a good toothbrush! Even if it is more money than you want to spend, the investment in a toothbrush that’s going to keep your teeth clean and your mouth healthy will be one of the best purchases that you can make. You use your toothbrush every day, sometimes multiple times a day. Even spending $100 on a good toothbrush means that you’ll only be paying a few cents every time you use it in the long run.

Use Sunscreen

To have a pleasant smile and an attractive face, you need to try to keep your skin healthy and free from wrinkles. To avoid skin damage, use sunscreen all the time. Whenever you’re going to be outside for more than 15 minutes, having a little bit of sunscreen lotion on hand to keep your skin from getting damaged, wrinkled, burned, or otherwise distressed.


For both the sake of your oral health and your skin health, stay hydrated! Drink more water than you think you should. Keep sodas, energy drinks, and juice drinks to a minimum. Stick with water at restaurants. Have a plan of how much water you should drink every day, and figure out how to make it a habit to keep that consistent. There is a tremendous number of health issues that happen just because people don’t drink the right amount of water throughout the day. If you want to keep a bright smile and healthy skin, water is one of the keys to making that happen.

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Anna Johansson is a freelance writer, researcher, and business consultant from Olympia, WA. A columnist for, and more. Anna specializes in entrepreneurship, technology, and social media trends. You can follow her on LinkedIn.

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