Don’t let discolored teeth stop you from showing off your smile. Find out how to get whiter teeth below:
- Start With Impeccable Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene is the first step in getting a whiter smile.
- Brush your teeth after each meal – Use fluoride toothpaste, brush for at least two minutes, and don’t forget about your tongue.
- Floss at least once a day – This is just as important as brushing your teeth. If you need help remembering to floss, set a reminder on your phone or place a post-it note on your bathroom mirror. It may also help if you floss your teeth before you brush them. Many people are bothered by the way their teeth feel if they haven’t brushed, so putting flossing first will motivate you to floss and brush your teeth every day.
- Rinse your mouth out with mouthwash – Rinsing with mouthwash can help wash away food particles and kill bacteria.
To make oral hygiene easier, keep backup supplies in your purse, gym locker, or glove box. Good oral hygiene won’t whiten your teeth completely, but it is the first step.
- Prevent Stains
Preventing stains is also an important part of getting whiter teeth. Smoking, drinking red wine, and drinking coffee can also stain your teeth. Eating too much sugar and drinking sugary acidic beverages can also weaken your enamel and make it easier for your teeth to become stained.
For whiter teeth, stop smoking, avoid sugary foods and beverages, drink less wine, and sip your coffee through a straw.
- Schedule A Professional Whitening Appointment
As you age, your teeth will likely become yellower even if you keep up great oral hygiene habits and eat a healthy diet. A professional teeth whitening can remove stains and give you a whiter, brighter smile.
At Centennial Dental Center, the dentist will start by cleaning your teeth. Then a special whitening gel will be applied to your teeth for set periods of time. This gel removes stains on the surface, but it also bleaches your teeth below the surface, so you get a noticeably whiter smile that will last.