Are you concerned about the whiteness of your teeth? Yellow and stained teeth and be unsightly and make you self-conscious about smiling. Thankfully, there are three things you can do to help improve the whiteness of your teeth and keep them white.
1. Avoid Stain Causing Foods and Drinks
The first step to reducing stains and improving the color of your teeth is to avoid stain-causing foods and drinks. These include coffee, tea, red wine, chocolate, berries and heavily dyed foods and drinks. In short, if it can change the color of your tongue, it can change the color of your teeth. Of course, some of these foods are good for your health, especially berries and citrus fruits. When you eat or drink beverages that contain these, remember to drink a glass of water or rinse your mouth with water.
2. Increase Your Oral Hygiene Routine with an Electric Toothbrush
In order to further help you keep stains and tooth discoloration at bay, consider purchasing an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes spin and vibrate at rates higher than we can achieve with a manual toothbrush. This helps remove stains and stain-causing food particles from your teeth better than a manual toothbrush, and you’ll only have to focus on reach every tooth surface and angling your brush correctly. Not to mention, you may even experience fewer cavities and gum health problems.
3. Visit Our Dentist in Scottsdale and Phoenix for Regular Checkups
Lastly, remember to visit our dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup. Regular professional dental cleanings can help scrape the stains, tartar and plaque from your teeth and below the gum-line to help give you a more attractive smile. Not to mention, you’ll get to have your oral health questions answered, and you can ask about our other cosmetic dental treatments, like teeth whitening, dental veneers and smile makeovers.
To schedule an appointment with our Scottsdale dentist to whiten your teeth and have a great smile, serving Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ, give us a call at 480-860-0092.