Do These Things Regularly for Whiter Teeth
October 17, 2019
Regardless of whether you’re a consistent smoker, use dentures or merely want to look and feel your best, having bright, white teeth can make a difference in everything from your self-confidence to even how much you want to smile. We believe that smiling is a beautiful thing, and as a result, our team has considered all of the trending ways of whitening teeth to compile a short list of the top ways to do so safely, comfortably and on a regular basis. They are as follows:
Brushing with Baking Soda
A common trick is to use a commercial toothpaste that includes baking soda as an ingredient. It creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, preventing bacteria from growing and acting as a mild abrasive that can also help to scrub away surface stains. You shouldn’t expect pearly whites overnight, but by brushing regularly (as you should) with toothpaste containing baking soda, you should notice a difference in brightness over time.
Eating Fruits and Vegetables
Studies indicate that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can do more than keep your body in tip-top shape. In fact, while not being a substitute for the handy toothbrush, they can assist with rubbing plaque away as you chew. This is especially true for crunchier fruits and vegetables such as celery and apples.
Be Mindful of Foods and Beverages that Stain Teeth
A good way to whiten your teeth on a regular basis is to consider what you eat and drink before that next meal, rather than afterwards. Beverages such as coffee, red wine, soda and foods such as dark berries are highly infamous for their abilities to stain teeth quickly and stubbornly, for instance. A good solution – if it’s just too hard to go without that cup of coffee in the morning – is to drink through a straw and limit the access staining beverages have to your teeth and enamel. Sugar intake should also be cut back as much as possible. Brush your teeth right after having one of these items to limit the effect they have even further.
Avoid Smoking and Tobacco Chewing
It goes without saying that smoking is a major cause of not only tooth discolouration, but also rapid decay and progression of oral health problems including cancers and gingivitis. Tapering off and eventually quitting will not only save your smile, but also most likely your life in the long run.
If you’re looking to whiten your teeth quickly, Dow’s Lake Dental offers highly efficient and professional whitening treatments that, when combined with these tips, will ensure that your smile is brighter and more confident. Contact us today for more details.