By Murphy Dental Group
December 16, 2014
Category: Oral Health
While smiling should always make you feel great, if your smile isn’t as white as you would like it to be, you may feel a bit self-conscious. From poor brushing habits to indulging in coffee, wine and teeth-staining foods, we really put our smile through the ringer. However, just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful, whiter smile for the fall months as well. Here are some ways to keep teeth whiter and brighter:
1. Brush immediately after eating or drinking
While it might sound like overkill, the simplest way to maintain or develop a whiter smile is to simply brush after eating or drinking anything. This may take some serious discipline on your part, but once you start to notice a difference in your smile, the hard work will certainly pay off. This rule is particularly important if you indulge in sweets, dark sodas, coffee, tea, wine, berries or other stain-causing foods or beverages.
2. Baking soda and/or hydrogen peroxide toothpaste
There are some toothpastes out there that contain baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, which are both ingredients known to help whiten and brighten dulling smiles. While using straight baking soda can be unwise, since this tough substance has the ability to scrub off your tooth’s enamel if you aren’t careful, finding toothpaste that tout these teeth-dazzling ingredients could improve your smile over time.
3. Professional teeth whitening
Sure, you can opt for the commercial whitening products you find at your local pharmacy or supermarket; however, if you’re really looking to give your smile an instant and visibly whiter boost, our teeth whitening system can boast whiter teeth in under an hour.
The process itself only takes about 45 minutes and can get smiles eight shades whiter. This is significantly faster than any results you could get with over-the-counter whitening pastes and gels. If you’re looking to get a brighter smile for a special event or just to give yourself a little makeover for the fall season, professional teeth whitening might be the way to go.
To find out more about our teeth whitening system, call our office today. We can’t wait to give you the radiant smile you’ve been wanting.