Dental Tips Blog

Nov
24

5 Steps to a Brighter Whiter Smile

Posted in Teeth Whitening

As summer rolls in, your calendar might be packed with plans for graduations, parties, reunions, and vacations. Expect a lot of reasons to show off your smile!

Have the best smile of your life ready this summer by following these five steps.

  1. Cut Out Staining Items

 If you want to keep your smile white, the first thing to do is avoid foods and other items that are likely to stain it. Try to limit items like:

  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Berries
  1. Remove Buildup Frequently

 In spite of your best efforts to avoid stain, your teeth may easily darken. A buildup of plaque and tartar will also dull your smile. Make brushing and flossing a regular part of your routine so that you can fight stain as it shows up. Regular dental cleanings will also keep your smile sparkling.

  1. Try Professional–Strength Bleaching

 We finally get to the obvious point: actually whitening your teeth!

It’s important that you are well prepared for this step. This way, the effects will be more profound and lasting. Your dentist will work with you on how to get the most of professional tooth bleaching.

  1. Maintain the Whitening Effect

 To keep your smile vibrant, a whitening toothpaste or rinse may be in order. These will help you combat stain and enhance the whitening treatment you had done. You might even be able to use custom whitening trays at home to maintain a bright smile.

  1. Protect Your Smile

Teeth with cavities will never look clean and white! Fluoride is essential to strong and cavity-resistant enamel. It will also protect your teeth from any sensitivity experienced while whitening.

Talk with your dentist for more information on how to keep your smile white!

Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339

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