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How to Maintain Teeth Whiteness

Posted on 11/22/2021 by Evan
How to Maintain Teeth WhitenessA bold, shining smile is one of the best ways to make a good first impression with someone. However, human teeth gradually stain because of a variety of items that we eat or put in our mouth. Brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings can mitigate the speed and severity of the staining, but here are some other ways you can maintain your smile.

Protecting Those Pearly-Whites

One key way to have a definite impact on how white your teeth are is to monitor your diet. While all foods contribute to teeth staining, some foods and drinks are especially detrimental. Some examples include coffee, tea, and red wine. If possible, abstain from these items. If you truly enjoy any or all of the previous items, but still want to have a nice smile, a quick brush with toothpaste after drinking them would help to mitigate any staining. In addition, making sure to have a good amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet can go a long way to keeping your teeth white. The vitamins and nutrients in those foods can strengthen your teeth.

Another big one that many people do not think about is to avoid smoking. Those who are new to smoking may quickly find themselves with yellowing teeth, with those who have smoked much longer complaining of teeth turning brown. This discoloration's cause is the nicotine and tar that are present in all forms of smoking. Given the other negative health effects, both in and outside your mouth, cutting down or giving up smoking would be wise.

A final suggestion to keeping teeth white is to keep up a constant dental routine. This routine should involve brushing twice a day, flossing once every day or every other day, and scheduling bi-yearly professional cleanings of your teeth. These will keep stains from lingering on your teeth for too long. If have concerns about your teeth's whiteness or just want to schedule a cleaning, please contact our office.

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