Have you ever dreamed about having a whiter and brighter smile? You certainly would not be the only one wishing for a smile to be proud of. In fact, research has demonstrated a connection between self-esteem, self-confidence, and a healthy smile. While some tooth discoloration is inevitable with age, you can form habits and practices that can give you the smile you have always wanted.
Start with What You Eat and Drink
Your teeth are covered in enamel that will stain under certain circumstances. You can reduce that discoloration by choosing to eat and drink for whiter teeth. Common culprits of tooth discoloration are coffee, wine, and other foods like berries. There is a rule of thumb that states anything that could stain a white tablecloth could also stain your teeth.
Fortunately, you don’t have to give up your morning cup of coffee or bowl of blueberries to have a white smile. Instead, you can limit your intake and drink plenty of water in between.
Develop Healthy Dental Habits
Taking good care of your teeth will help keep enamel strong and white. Assure you are brushing your teeth at least twice per day, for at least two minutes each session. Floss daily as well. Review your current favorite toothpaste and mouthwash with your dentist at your next semi-annual exam as well. Our East Erie Dental team regularly counsels our patients on switching out their current toothpaste or rinse with another option that will keep teeth healthy and increase whiteness.
Enlist Professional Help
If you are looking to invest in combatting your stained enamel in a more efficient way, talk to our team about Zoom!® Laser Whitening treatments. You can begin to see results in one 45 minute treatment or choose to use our take-home trays to see results after just a few weeks. We work with each of our patients to meet their goals and their budget.
White teeth and the bright smile you have always wanted are attainable with healthy habits and help from the team at East Erie Dental. Make your appointment today to get started.