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3 Ways to Brighten Your Smile

Posted in Teeth Whitening

When folks think of improving their smile, color is usually the main concern. That’s only natural – a bright smile tends to be associated with health, youth, and beauty.

If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, what can you do about it?

Here are a few ways you can lighten them up:

Prevent Stain Buildup

Teeth darken with time as a result of being exposed to foods that heavily stain.

Foods such as:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Tomato sauce

…are notorious for leaving dark pigments deep in the pores of your tooth enamel. You can slow down the buildup of dark stain by reducing your consumption of such food items.

You can also fight against stain by brushing and rinsing often.

Choose a toothpaste that contains a mild abrasive for stain-scrubbing. Rinsing your mouth with tap water after eating and drinking can also flush out the pigments before they settle in.

But what if your staining goes even deeper than this?

Professional Bleaching

A professional tooth whitening treatment is the most effective way to change the color of your teeth. Professional-strength bleaching agents are safely applied to reach deep within tooth enamel and zap the dark stain.

Veneers for Instant Effect

Want to see faster and longer lasting results?

Veneers are false fronts that give your front teeth an instant boost. These are often porcelain or resin shells that neatly replace a slim layer of your tooth. Placing veneers across your top front teeth will give them a uniform appearance, that’s even and bright. You can actually choose the shade you like best!

Discover your smile’s best look by visiting your local dentist for a consultation.

Posted on behalf of:
Definition Dental
12850 SW Canyon Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 644-8900

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