Your Quick Guide to Keeping Your Teeth Healthy and White

Admit it, having healthy white teeth is sexy! We understand though that it’s quite uncommon for one to forget about tooth whitening treatments, what with the fast-paced lifestyle we have today.

While we recommend that you regularly see us here at our South Florida cosmetic dentistry practice for tooth whitening sessions, there are certain tricks you can do to make your teeth appear whiter even if you find your schedule too hectic to make way for a tooth whitening treatment.

Change to a different shade of lipstick.

You might not be aware of if but how your teeth color appears to others may have to do with the shade of your favorite lipstick. If your teeth tends to appear yellowish, avoid lipstick with red undertones but rather go for the ones with shades pink or berry shades. On the other hand, if your teeth looks grayish, give bronze or copper tones a try.

Sport a tan! 

How about a bronzer or a self-tanning lotion for that sun-kissed look? The darker your complexion, the whiter your teeth will appear. The same goes for the color of dresses and shirts you wear. Do not go for white and light-colored apparel until you’ve visited our practice for a tooth whitening session.

Make it a habit to swish your mouth with water after your morning cup of coffee.

Although coffee provides a host of health benefits, tooth staining is not one of them. However, you can reduce its staining effect by swishing a bit of water into your mouth after your coffee fix. The same habit should be applied to other staining drinks such as wine and berries.

Incorporate at least one “detergent food” a day to your diet.

They’re called detergent foods because they also clean your teeth while consuming them. Detergent foods include raw carrots, apples, celery, and popcorn. In addition, they can also help strengthen your gums and teeth as you chew on them. 

Your Tooth Whitening Options in Palm Beach Gardens and neighboring areas

By and large, there are two types of teeth whitening options here at our practice — take-home whitening and in-office whitening. Treatment outcomes will vary, depending on the severity of tooth discoloration, but immediate results will be noticeable after each session. Get in touch with us today at our office in Palm Beach, Florida!  Call 561-627-9000 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with us! We look forward to your visit!

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