Over time, age and lifestyle choices can diminish your smile’s beauty. Stains and discolorations can make teeth look dull or yellow. If you would like to brighten your smile, talk with your dentist about professional teeth whitening. Both at-home and in-office whitening can remove discolorations and lighten your smile up to 10 shades.
After you whiten or to naturally keep teeth looking their best, follow these tips:
Practice good home care
One of the most important steps you can take to enjoy a gorgeous, vibrant smile is brushing and flossing. Make sure you brush after meals and floss at least once a day.
Choose food and beverages wisely
Coffee, tea, and dark soda can contribute to stains on your teeth. As well, blueberries, cherries and other pigmented foods may cause discolorations. When you partake in these choices, rinse your mouth right away to lessen the impact.
Chew sugarless gum
If you chew gum after meals, you will stimulate saliva flow and clean the surface areas of your teeth.
Pick the right snacks
Foods like apples, carrots, strawberries and celery act as natural detergents for teeth, so munch on these yummy morsels when you feel hungry.
Say no to nicotine
When you smoke, not only do you leave a yellow residue on teeth and gums, but many people also experience problems with bad breath. Smoking also increases the risks of gum disease and oral cancer.
Drink lots of water
Not only does water increase saliva production and promote a healthy smile, but it also washes away food particles and bacteria, which contribute to plaque and tartar build-up.
Schedule your appointment at our Phillipsburg dental office