Perhaps you’ve been considering a tooth whitening procedure as part of your new year’s resolution to have a beautiful, confident smile. Tooth whitening is a great idea: a great smile can be a boost to the self-esteem, and good self-esteem can be the key to having the best year ever. Once you get your teeth whitened, you’ll want to make sure they stay that way. Here are some tips for keeping those teeth white!
Pay attention to what you eat
You may have realized that some foods can stain your teeth, but did you know that other foods can help keep your teeth white? To keep teeth looking their best, indulge in apples, cheese, broccoli, spinach, strawberries, and celery.
To prevent stains, stay away from coffee, sports drinks, wine, and tea – if you simply can’t live without your daily glass of iced tea, try drinking it through a straw so it has minimal contact with teeth. Dark berries, such as blueberries, and citrus fruit can also stain teeth. And, foods with tomato or soy sauce or balsamic vinegar can also make teeth look dingy. Besides being bad for teeth in general, sugar can also make acid that contributes to tooth stains.
Care for your teeth
You have heard it time and time again, no doubt. You should brush twice a day, floss thoroughly once a day, and visit your dentist twice a year. However, all of this advice becomes even more important when you want to make sure your teeth look great. Healthy teeth are beautiful teeth! If you can’t get to your toothbrush after eating something that might cause stains, at the very least, try rinsing your mouth out with water.
A tooth whitening procedure is a simple, effective way to ring in the new year with a beautiful new smile. If you are interested in tooth whitening or another procedure to get the smile you’ve always wanted, call Soft Touch Dentistry. There are a variety of options for cosmetic dentistry, and they will be only too happy to help you choose which is right for you. Call the Brighton Office at (617) 782-9250 or the Newton Office at (617) 332-8146 today, and get the new year started right!