Maintaining the color and condition of your teeth should be a daily habit. Here are some dentist-recommended habits that you can make part of your routine to preserve a bright smile.
Reduce staining liquids – If you drink coffee, caffeine drinks, or red wine these liquids will seep and stain your teeth. If eliminating these drinks is difficult consider using a straw when possible.
Stop smoking – Smoking is associated with many adverse oral risks like oral cancer, reduced taste, slower healing, and staining. Giving up smoking can not only reduce staining, but it will also improve your overall health.
Whitening toothpaste – Whitening toothpaste can be a good at-home solution to remove mild stains. This simple step can whiten your teeth by 1-2 shades and is recommended to maintain a bright smile after a tooth whitening procedure.
Drink water – Drinking water after consuming teeth-staining foods can help to wash away dark stains before they can attach themselves to your teeth.
Improve your oral care routine – Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day will reduce plaque which is known to attract staining substances causing discoloration.
Regular dental cleanings – Visiting your dentist at least twice a year, can be a good way to identify any oral health issue.
Get your teeth professionally whitened – Cosmetic dentists can help you whiten your teeth with the use of custom-made trays and bleaching gels. This process can improve the color of your teeth in 10-14 days.
The Elite Dental Group is one of the leading dental clinics specializing in cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening procedures. Their patient-focused approach is friendly and non-invasive. In addition, they undertake an array of oral surgery procedures to help maintain strong and healthy teeth.