In recent years there has been a significant upswing in the number of people going for whitening treatments at their local dentist’s office. The goal of having bright white teeth is one that many millions share. We often field questions from our patients on how to maintain the whiteness of their teeth without whitening treatments. And so within this post, we’ll focus on several ways to protect the natural healthy white glow of your teeth.
Watch What You Eat And Drink
Foods with staining properties such as cherries, berries and curries can be the cause of significant tooth discolouration. If these foods are simply too delicious to avoid, it’s imperative to clean teeth immediately after the meal in order to preserve tooth whiteness. In addition, drinking water after each meal is an effective way to prevent long-term staining.
Maintain an Effective Oral Health Regimen
By cleaning teeth at least twice a day and committing to regular flossing, Canadians can eliminate many of the causes of tooth discolouration. When brushing, consider using whitening toothpaste to help further boost aesthetic results. Whitening toothpastes can help prevent tooth yellowing over time. It’s important to speak with a professional about their recommended toothpastes as some products have ingredients that could negatively impact oral health when used regularly.
Undergo Professional Cleaning
While regular home cleaning is imperative in maintaining optimal oral health, there’s no substitute for professional cleaning for effective results. A professional cleaning from a qualified specialist can help polish away surface stains that cannot be removed by home cleaning products. Dentists can also use a mildly abrasive product to remove a coated stain from the tooth, and they will be the ideal source of information on how to achieve a lasting white and healthy smile.
By simply making a few dietary changes and committing to a regular oral health regimen, Canadians can quickly enhance the appearance of their smile. Speak with one of our in-office experts today about booking a consultation. There are numerous, pain-free solutions to your oral care requirements!