Teeth Whitening: Doing Your Part

A smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Treating yourself to a professional teeth whitening service can do wonders to brighten your smile. Teeth whitening services from a qualified dentist are much more effective and safer than the “do-it-yourself” products we see advertised in the media. Once you have invested in a proven and effective teeth whitening method from your dentist, it is important for you to know the natural ways you can keep that bright white smile lasting its longest. Did you know that by simply watching what you eat and drink you can help your teeth remain white?

Dietary habits have a big impact on the brightness of your teeth. By eating crunchy fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apples or celery, you can benefit from their natural abrasives that will help scrub away stains as you chew. Besides their help in reducing tooth stains, these crisp fruit and vegetables are packed with important vitamins and minerals to fuel your overall health. If you want help in preventing stains, turn to your dairy section. Cheese and yogurt carry the essential proteins you need to actually prevent stains and cavities too.

You are probably aware of the beverages to stay away from like coffee and red wine when it comes to keeping your teeth white. However, carbonated sodas can damage the enamel on your teeth and leave you with a dull or dingy smile as well. Even fruit juices carry high levels of sugar and acid that can stand in the way of bright white teeth.

Maintaining good oral hygiene combined with a healthy diet at home can help your smile stay bright and give you your money’s worth on your recent teeth whitening. If you are ready to jump start a brighter smile, ask the dental professionals at Park South Dentistry to discuss which teeth bleaching or whitening procedure is right for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. David Janash, Park South Dentistry

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