Having a bright and white smile can really boost someone’s confidence. Feeling good about how your smile looks actually results in more smiles! Check out these tips to keep a white smile!
Things to avoid when looking for a whiter smile:
- Processed Food
- Drink High in Acid (some sodas, energy drinks, and some juices)
- Coffee (or other dark-pigmented food like wine, tea, and some juices)
- Citrusy foods/drinks (lemons, pineapples)
- Acidic foods/drinks (tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit)
- Swishing water or mouthwash
Swishing around water or mouthwash to help remove food stuck in between your teeth. When you swish the liquids around in your mouth can also help prevent food from staining. Swish for 30 seconds, this can really make a huge difference and really make your teeth look beautiful and white!
2. Add cream or milk to your coffee.
We all know that coffee stains your teeth. By adding cream or milk to your everyday coffee can change the chemistry of the liquid. When the cream or or milk is added to your coffee , you are preventing food and bacteria from sticking to the surface of your teeth. Which is a major factor in keeping your teeth white.
Vegetables like broccoli and kale contain a mineral that help protect your teeth against stains. Consuming these minerals are important for the longevity of your teeth and keeping them white. Acting like a shield, the minerals make it hard for food and drinks to leave damage or stains to your teeth, keeping your teeth white. Apples are also great for your mouth and keeping your teeth white and strong. Apples are actually known as nature’s companion to teeth.
4. Snacking Smart
Eating foods that help you produce more saliva. The more production of saliva helps clean bacteria from your mouth as well as whitening your teeth. Foods that are great to snack on include pears, apples, celery, and carrots. These foods are important when trying to maintain white teeth. Foods to avoid snacking on are foods like gummies or dried fruit. These foods can get stuck in your teeth easier than other foods due to its consistency.
5. Replace your Toothbrush
Did you know a toothbrushes shelf life is only about three months? Not updating your toothbrush as often as you should can lead to bacteria being transferred within your mouth. Too keep a white smile, make sure your toothbrush bristles are starting to wear down or become soft, this indicates that your teeth are not being cleaned and your toothbrush needs to be replaced immediately.
Brushing and flossing regularly is also important when keeping your smile as white and as healthy as possible. If you have any questions or want to make an appointment.