Posted on 3/25/2019 by Dr. Todd Rogers
|We all want beautiful white teeth, and if you've recently had your teeth whitened, you'll need to take care to keep them that way. These simple steps can help you keep your teeth pearly white.
Keeping your teeth clean is one of the most important things you can do for your mouth. When you regularly brush and floss, you'll remove plaque and food debris before it has a chance to affect your smile. Make dental hygiene a permanent party of your daily routine.
Avoid Foods and Drinks that Cause Stains
The best way to keep your teeth white is to avoid things that might stain them. Certain foods and drinks are more staining than others. For example, soda, red wine, and coffee are all bad news when it comes to your teeth. Highly acidic foods like citrus fruits can also wear away at the enamel, exposing the yellowish dentin layer underneath.
Eat Crunchy Fruits and Veggies
Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables can act like a toothbrush? Celery, apples, and carrots are extremely fibrous, so when you eat them, they will scrub the surface of your teeth. This can help them to stay clean and white.
Try Oil Pulling
Oil pulling has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth. When bacteria numbers are reduced, your teeth will be healthier, and they will also stay whiter.
Smoking is bad for your health, but it is also a major offender when it comes to stained teeth. Tobacco leads to brown stains that will penetrate the pits and grooves of the enamel. Plus, these stains are difficult to remove.
If you want whiter teeth and a more beautiful smile, give our office a call. We'll help you to get the white teeth of your dreams and will teach you how to keep it that way.