It’s no secret that teeth whitening has become one of the most requested dental cosmetic treatments. People across the globe want that famous Hollywood smile, especially as the rise of social media and selfie photography allows everyone to show off their smiles constantly. A healthy teeth whitening session with a trusted dentist could have you feeling like a celebrity and will keep you picture ready at all times.
As you get ready to contact your local dental office, there are a few tips you should carry with you to ensure your smile remains white for as long as your habits allow it to.
Our Top 4 Tips for Keeping Teeth White
1. Minimize Your Caffeine Intake
Coffee is the most popular drink in the world with about 450 million cups consumed daily in the United States alone. It’s not surprising as coffee can help wake people up and keep them going throughout a long day. So why not have a nice, hot cup to start your busy morning routine?
Consider this: caffeine is also one of the top reasons for tooth discoloration. It contains tannins (also found in wines and teas) which is an ingredient that breaks down in water and creates color compounds to stick to your teeth. It only takes a short amount of time for stains to appear. The best thing to do is to limit your coffee consumption, and if you can’t resist than always use a straw.
2. Brush Twice Every day
This may seem like common sense to many, but sometimes people forget to brush our teeth twice a day (or at all!. With a beautiful white smile, it’s easy to forget that you just woke up and went about your day without a nice cleaning, especially when all you see are pearly whites. Not to mention having a long, fun night out and going straight to sleep when getting home.
Remember, those bad habits will catch up to you and begin to cause build-up that will not only fade your white smile but form other issues like cavities, infections and so on. So make it a priority to brush right out of bed and before getting back into it.
3. Use Stain Removing Toothpaste
The research statistics and recent toothpaste innovations are more than impressive. The dental community has taken large strides since the previous decades of homemade baking soda and peroxide toothpaste (don’t try at home). We now have a market full of lines dedicated specifically for removing stains and keeping the smile white.
Upgrade your dental hygiene today and add one of those newly loved, stain removing toothpaste to your daily routine.
4. Follow up Treatments
Teeth Whitening sessions are magically but those treatments don’t last forever. Aside from our food intake, environmental factors and other external factors can take a toll on our dental work. That is why it is important to schedule a regular check-up and allow your dentist to determine if another whitening treatment is right for you.
If you’re interested in a teeth whitening session or in need of a check-up contact us at (805) 410-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with Dr. Peyman or Dr. Sam at our office in Newbury Park or Thousand Oaks.