Are you ready to make some changes that will improve the whiteness and brightness of your smile? If so, you are in luck. Do get a more beautiful smile, you don't have to spend a ton of money. Simply follow these tips, and you can be on your way to a brighter smile at home today.
Use a Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpaste can help to brighten your smile by polishing away surface stains. They don't contain bleach or peroxide, but it works to remove stains via special abrasives that gently scrub the teeth. Some toothpastes also include chemicals that will help dissolve or break down stains. Some toothpastes may also contain blue covarine, a chemical that adheres to the teeth to create an illusion in which the teeth appear less yellow.
Change Your Diet
Did you know that the foods you eat and beverages you drink on a daily basis may be staining your teeth? Coffee, red wine, and dark-colored berries all have staining properties. Even light-colored sodas can stain because they are highly acidic and can wear away the enamel, exposing the yellowish dentin underneath. By changing up your diet to avoid these foods and drinks, you'll reduce your stains.
Smoking is dangerous for your health in so many reasons, including your mouth. Not only does smoking leave behind yellow or brown stains on the teeth, but it also leads to gum disease. Since smoking restricts blood flow, your gum disease may be in advanced stages before you even notice any symptoms.
If you try these at-home brightening tips, but still aren't happy with the color of your teeth, please give our office a call. We offer whitening treatments that will alter the appearance of your smile. You deserve to feel good about your teeth, and we will help you to do just that.