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Secrets to a Whiter Smile

Secrets to a Whiter Smile

December 15, 2016 by WeymouthSmiles0

When you look your best, you feel better about yourself. One way to improve your appearance is to achieve a bright, radiant smile. You can lighten stains and whiten your smile through a variety of choices. Consider the following tips to boost your confidence and enjoy lasting brilliance:

Make daily care a priority
Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly will help remove food debris and surface stains. If you brush right after you eat, you will have even better results.

See the dentist regularly
During your twice yearly checkups, the hygienist will clean and polish your teeth, which will restore some brightness to your smile.

Stay away from dark beverages
Cranberry juice, grape juice, and red wine might taste great, but they can discolor teeth. To be safe, rinse your mouth after you finish your drink. Watch out for coffee and tea as well.

Kick the nicotine habit
Smoking is a top contributor to teeth stains. Tobacco produces brown stains that infiltrate the grooves and pits of tooth enamel, making these discolorations hard to remove.

Try home remedies
Baking soda, strawberries, and crunchy foods can all help turn up the wattage on your smile.

Choose different toothpaste
Certain toothpastes have mild abrasives or polishing agents that erase superficial stains. Because they don’t contain bleach, these products won’t alter tooth color.

Consider teeth whitening
If you aren’t happy with your smile, talk to your dentist about teeth whitening. At Comfort Dental Weymouth, we offer in-office or take-home whitening options that will penetrate stains and produce stunning results.

 

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