Five Tips For Whiter Teeth
More and more people are choosing smile makeovers to improve the appearance of their teeth. But did you know there are things you can do to get a whiter, healthier smile? Let’s explore how you, too, can achieve the smile of your dreams.
When you choose Lawn Dental Center’s one-time teeth whitening treatment option and follow-up with the following great tips, it’s easier than ever to maintain a beautiful, brighter smile.
The best way to improve your smile is with professional whitening treatments. This alone can result in your teeth being up to five shades brighter – all in a single appointment!
There are also treatment options that you can perform in the comfort of your own home. If you decide to try an over-the-counter whitening product, remember to check that it has a seal of approval from a dentist near you. This will ensure that you’re getting the safest treatment.
Another simple home remedy for whiter teeth is to mix a teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a tablespoon of baking soda. Substitute this mixture in place of your toothpaste three times every week to get brighter teeth.
Some people understandably dislike the taste of hydrogen peroxide. Fortunately, there is an alternative that tastes better and yields similar results. Mix together a teaspoon of lemon juice with a tablespoon of baking soda. It’s important to note that these two are rather abrasive when used in conjunction together. Therefore, you should limit its use to only once or twice every week.
Lastly, it’s important that you try to limit foods and beverages that can easily lead to staining of your teeth. This includes coffee, some wines, teas, and certain fruits. If you can’t go without potentially staining foods, always be sure to brush immediately after eating or drinking. This will go a long way in maintaining your white teeth.
Additionally, there is the possibility that any medications are taking could be causing staining to your teeth. While you never want to stop taking prescribed medications without first talking to your doctor, there may be alternatives available that won’t stain your teeth. Your pharmacist and doctor can help you with this.