One of the most common cosmetic concerns we hear about from patients is the desire for a whiter smile. This includes preventing discoloration, addressing existing staining, and then maintaining a treated smile so that it remains bright white. Rest easy – we understand your desire to show off a brilliant grin. After all, a white smile allows you to feel confident, takes years off of your appearance, and simply looks clean and fresh. As for how to address the multiple concerns associated with achieving this feat? We suggest you learn more about teeth whitening and additional approaches for a sparkling smile.
We understand your desire to keep your smile in excellent condition. Fortunately, avoiding stains is quite simple as long as you follow some simple guidelines. In addition, if you have already received a teeth whitening treatment, these suggestions are also wonderful solutions for protecting the brightness of your smile:
- Consistent Dental Hygiene: Food particles and plaque that sit on your teeth may lead to discoloration over time. For this reason (in addition to oral health reasons) brushing twice daily and flossing once daily are essential habits.
- Avoiding (Or Limiting) Staining Foods: Certain foods and drinks are highly pigmented and more likely to stain your teeth. These include berries, wine, tea, coffee, and more. An easy way to protect your smile from these culprits is to limit the frequency with which you consume them.
- Rinse-Then-Brush After Meals: Not ready to give up your coffee? Instead of restricting your intake, simply rinse your mouth out with water after you eat or drink. Then, after waiting for approximately 30 minutes, proceed by brushing your smile.
Addressing Existing Stains
Already have discoloration? Speak with us about teeth whitening. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening to reveal a beautiful, vibrant smile according to your needs.