Tips for Maintaining a Healthy White Smile

A beautiful white smile is easy to attain with the right steps toward your dental health. Regular oral care will keep teeth clean and free of stains, ensuring they look their best. If you are still concerned about the appearance of your smile, ask your cosmetic dentist about your treatment options.

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Brush and Floss Regularly
Brushing and flossing daily removes food particles and surface stains from your teeth before they can become permanent. Use a  whitening toothpaste  with fluoride to keep your teeth looking polished and clean. Whitening floss can help to keep the spaces in between your teeth whiter as well.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Regular professional cleanings in your dentist’s office are also essential to maintaining a healthy, white smile. Your dentist uses special tools to clean your teeth more effectively than regular brushing to remove tartar and deeper stains.

Quit Tobacco Use
The chemicals in cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco are damaging to your dental health. They can also cause significant staining of your tooth enamel. If you use these products, quitting is the best way to avoid staining your teeth. Your doctor or dentist can provide assistance if you need help quitting.

Avoid Staining Foods
Certain foods and drinks have a propensity for staining your teeth. While eating a well-rounded diet is important for your dental health, avoiding or minimizing the consumption of staining foods will help your smile to look its best. Many beverages including black coffee, tea, soda, wine, and sports drinks can soften enamel and cause stains. Candies or foods that stain your mouth and tongue will also stain your tooth enamel. Dark-colored condiments such as soy sauce and balsamic vinegar can also cause stains and diminish the appearance of your smile.

If you have questions about maintaining your dazzling smile, ask your dentist at  Park 56 Dental  for more information. Contact our office by phone at (212) 826-2322 or click on our web contact form to schedule an appointment. You can find more important information about your dental health on our blog.