Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the whole team here at Heroes Dental! With Christmas here, it’s officially the season of snow! This winter, we’re celebrating the holidays with our helpful hints to keeping your teeth snowy white all year round!
1. Maintain Great Dental Hygiene
The first step to maintaining pearly white teeth is keeping up with excellent oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing every day can help keep your mouth healthy and free from stains. Regular brushing and flossing help remove the residue from foods and drinks that stain your teeth. You should floss once per day and brush at least twice. Don’t floss too often or brush too hard as this can damage your teeth and gums.
2. Avoid Staining Drinks and Foods
If you can avoid eating and drinking things that will stain your teeth, you remove a lot of the potential for tooth discoloration. Coffee, tea, red wine, cola, and fruit juices can all cause teeth staining, as can tomato sauces, soy sauce, curry, and balsamic vinegar. You don’t have to cut these foods and drinks out of your diet entirely, but you should cut back as much as possible, and be sure to drink plenty of water to rinse out your mouth afterward.
3. Use Whitening Toothpaste
Not all whitening toothpaste is created equal, but using whitening toothpaste may offer you some whitening benefits, as well as helping to prevent further staining. Make sure to choose toothpaste with fluoride, and look for a product with whitening properties. You can ask your San Juan family dentist for specific recommendations, or ask your friends and loved ones for whitening toothpastes that have given them good results.
4. Don’t Smoke
Another big cause of teeth staining and discoloration is smoking. If you want to keep your teeth white or whiten already discolored teeth, you should cut back on tobacco as much as possible, including chewing tobacco. Both tobacco for smoking and chewing tobacco can cause significant discoloration, and cutting back can help protect your overall health, too.
5. Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking water is one of the secret weapons in your arsenal against teeth staining. Drinking water with meals and after other staining drinks can help remove residue and debris from your teeth, preventing staining. If you want to prevent discoloration and stains on your teeth, try drinking more water more consistently.
6. Try Professional Teeth Whitening
Last but definitely not least, to see some real, visible results right away, consider visiting your San Juan dental clinic for a professional teeth whitening appointment. We offer both in-office light-powered teeth whitening treatments and treatments that you can take with you and use at home for better results compared to over-the-counter methods.
Make your teeth snowy white once again with help from your San Juan family dentists here at Heroes Dental. Schedule your visit to find the perfect professional teeth whitening solution for you.