With the many improvements in dentistry and oral care, people no longer have to worry about walking around with yellow teeth and nervous smiles. Today, brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist or using an at-home treatment option. Although these methods help to produce a whiter smile, you must combine your efforts. Here are three proven methods for doing so:
Exercising Good Oral Hygiene
Practicing good oral hygiene is necessary for anyone who wants to keep their teeth white. Make a point to brush your teeth after you eat – this is especially true if you are consuming foods and drinks that are proven to stain teeth. Brushing your teeth twice a day with whitening toothpaste to help remove any surface stains and decrease any yellowing effects. It’s also important to floss at least once a day to remove any plaque that has built up.
Pay Attention to the Foods You Eat
Keeping your teeth white is a process. While practicing good oral hygiene is important, watching what you eat or drink is just as crucial. Coffee, wine, energy drinks, tea, soda, and berries are just some of the substances that can stain your teeth. You can still enjoy these foods and drinks – just make sure you’re practicing moderation.
Schedule Follow-Up Treatments
To keep teeth white, it’s not enough to get your teeth whitened once and expect them to stay that way. We will send you home with our teeth whitening treatment kit. You will need to implement these treatments as directed to keep your teeth white. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and excessive drinking stain-causing liquids, may require more frequent touch-ups. More importantly, you will need to schedule your six-month cleaning checkups to help keep up with your oral hygiene and health.
How Orchard Hills Dentistry Brightens Smiles
Orchard Hills Dentistry offers a free-teeth whitening program to patients who reschedule for their hygiene visits every six months. This offer includes free custom made bleach trays and three tubes of whitening bleach. Each hygiene visit we will supply you with additional bleach to help you continue keeping your teeth white and you smiling more. For more information about our teeth whitening process, click here.
With questions about our treatment options or to set up a six-month checkup call/text us at 509.452.6761.