The Top 3 Trends in Dental Care for Healthy and Beautiful Teeth


A beautiful smile and healthy teeth are important to a lot of people, and there are many ways to achieve both— without having to spend a fortune. Healthy teeth always start with good oral hygiene, though there are conditions that don’t allow for the healthy development of teeth. Here are the three most popular ways people are achieving healthy and beautiful smiles.

#1: Teeth Whitening

Natural Whitening

One of the most natural ways to whiten your teeth is to practice good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene starts with brushing your teeth both properly and regularly. Proper teeth brushing means that you’re brushing your teeth in a gentle, circular motion and also not rushing the process of brushing. As far as regular brushing goes, you should aim to brush your teeth twice a day at the very least, but after every meal is the best way to go, as well as brushing before you go to bed. Also, your toothpaste should contain fluoride and you should focus on flossing just as much as you focus on brushing.

As far as other ways to naturally whiten your teeth, people try home remedies such as baking soda to whiten their teeth. You can also opt for a toothpaste that contains baking soda, but make sure that it also contains fluoride!

Other Ways to Whiten Teeth

If natural whitening techniques aren’t giving you the results you desire, there are other more advanced and professional options. You can start with OTC (over-the-counter) teeth whiteners, such as whitening strips or creams/gels, or you can have your teeth professionally whitened or bleached by a dentist. When choosing OTC methods, always make sure that they are ADA (American Dental Association) certified.

#2: Teeth Straightening Techniques


Braces are still one of the most common ways people have their teeth straightened. Metal braces are usually worn by older children and adolescents, but adults have been known to wear braces for teeth straightening, due to the fact that they’re not as expensive as some other forms of teeth straightening techniques.

Invisible Aligners

Invisible aligners have long been a popular alternative to metal braces. These are more helpful for correcting teeth that aren’t completely twisted or out of place. Unlike braces, invisible aligners can be removed often, but also require more frequent dentist visits.

#3: Fake Teeth


Like the name suggests, bridges are a set of teeth (or just one or two teeth) used to close the gap in between a person’s teeth. A bridge is made up of crowns.


Crowns are used to both make bridges and to cover disfigured and discolored teeth. They are often used to cover weak and brittle teeth to strengthen them and prevent them from any further damage. They can also repair teeth that are already broken.


Dentures can come as a full set to replace all 32 teeth or just a partial set for either the top row of teeth or the bottom row. If you’re missing a significant amount of teeth, you may need a full set of dentures, because partial dentures require you to have healthy teeth on both rows.


Implants are used if a person is missing one tooth instead of a row of teeth, but more than one tooth can be implanted into a person’s mouth. These implants are held in place by a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone.


Snap-on veneers are probably the most popular form of natural-looking fake teeth. The traditional type of veneers can never be removed because they are permanently attached to the teeth, and they are also considerably more expensive than snap-on veneers. These types of veneers not only correct gapped, crooked, chipped, and discolored teeth, but even if you have missing teeth, you may still be a candidate.

There are several ways to achieve both healthy and beautiful teeth. Always consult with your dentist to determine the best option for you.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.