Looking for a brighter, whiter smile? You’re not alone. Many patients that visit us at Gateway Dentistry Group come in looking to revitalize their once radiant grins. Keeping your teeth at their whitest isn’t hard, but it does take diligence. You’ve likely heard it a hundred times already but it bears repeating: regular brushing and flossing is the best line of attack you have against plaque build-up and decay, including regularly brushing your tongue to help eliminating bacteria from your mouth. Though not every cavity will visibly discolor your teeth, many do. And all dental decay is harmful to your overall health. So brush them. Floss them. Keep them shining and bright. Twice yearly, you should visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning. This ascertains that plaque will be removed from your teeth and that your overall oral health remains in good standing. Only a qualified dentist can identify dental health dangers that may diminish the beauty of your smile. Regular visits guarantee that troubles can be diagnosed and resolved before they worsen. Crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and celery are naturally abrasive and can help eliminate teeth staining particulates from your mouth. Eat these more often for better oral health. Hard cheeses—as well as providing calcium—also aid in removing food particles. In addition, a wholesome diet will offer you a great defense against decay and oral diseases that can rob your smile of its healthy glow. Coffee, tea, red wine, colas and energy drinks can all be detrimental to the whiteness of your smile. Tannins stain and acids in energy drinks can strip away necessary enamel. Limit or avoid these beverages entirely. Tobacco also stains teeth and cessation of smoking should be employed for best results. Even with the best efforts, sometimes professional whiten system is still needed. Determining what is best for you, a personalized tray and whitening system can be made for a patient. It’s easy as you can take it home and use it at your convenience. While preventive measures are your best long-term strategy for a healthy and bright smile, whitening treatments can give your teeth a much sought after cosmetic enhancement, especially with the Christmas party season around the corner!
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