One of the things that many people want is bright, white teeth. They look at white teeth as a sign of good oral health. They also think that a bright white smile is something that is very attractive to others. Because of that, some will go to significant lengths to try to get their teeth as white as possible. While it is not necessary to go to the extremes, there are some things that you can do to help keep your teeth whiter between visits to our office.
Good Oral Hygiene Habits
When it comes to anything to do with your oral health, the best tool you have between visits to our office is practicing good oral hygiene habits. The problem that many people run into is that they do not always know what good habits mean.
Good Habits to help keep your teeth white include always brushing your teeth before going to bed, making sure you include brushing your teeth, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and using an antibacterial mouthwash. They also include doing this on regularly.
Home Whitening Tools
There are plenty of people who will still struggle to keep their teeth white and bright despite following a good oral hygiene routine. When more help is needed, there are some products and methods that can help keep teeth a little whiter.
The first thing to do is to avoid foods and drinks that can stain the teeth. Coffee and fruit drinks are among the things to avoid. It is also a good idea to avoid using tobacco products that can stain or turn the teeth yellow.
If your teeth need more help, you can use whitening toothpaste once or twice a week. The rest of the week you can use a regular toothpaste. It is also a good idea to rinse and brush your teeth anytime you do consume food or drink that could stain your teeth.
When you combine the good oral hygiene with the products to help whiten your teeth with regular visits to our office for professional cleaning, you can maintain a good bright, white and healthy smile.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.