One of the most common wishes people have about their teeth is that they were whiter. White teeth exude a clean, fresh look that many people find appealing. Of course, the natural inclination of teeth is to become less white, not more white. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do yourself that can help you reduce the dulling of your teeth that occurs naturally over time. And of course, there are cosmetic dentistry procedures that can really take your teeth whitening efforts up a notch. But first, let’s talk about the teeth whitening things you can do on your own. Learn more below!
5 Teeth Whitening Tips from Park Dental
Avoid Drinks that Stain Your Teeth
Some drinks are excellent at staining your teeth and dulling their color. Coffee, tea, and red wine are three of the biggest culprits. These drinks are well-known to stain your teeth, and if you’re a frequent drinker of any of the three, you may have noticed their effects. These drinks make a deep impact on the color of your teeth, which means you’ll probably need professional whitening in order to reverse their effects. Of course, if you limit your intake of them and keep good dental hygiene habits, their effects can be mitigated.
While we’re talking about drinks, we should mention that there are some foods that will actually help you clean your teeth naturally. This includes raw celery, raw carrots, and apples.
Quit Tobacco Use
Cigarettes and cigars will both stain your teeth with tar from the smoke. Smokeless tobacco will also stain your teeth. Quitting tobacco has lots of health benefits, and will also help you on the way to whiter teeth!
Practice Good Dental Hygiene
The two basics of good dental hygiene are brushing and flossing. Brush twice a day (for two minutes each time) and floss once a day. This alone will have an enormously beneficial impact on your dental health, and will help create an environment in your mouth that supports whiter teeth.
You don’t have to scrape your tongue, but doing so will reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that contribute to plaque. Less plaque means less risk of tooth decay, which means whiter teeth!
Professional Teeth Whitening
All of these tips are a great place to start. But if you really want to make a serious impact on the whiteness of your teeth, consider professional teeth whitening! Talk to Park Dental today about this cosmetic dentistry procedure.
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