Summer is a great time to show off your smile – at the pool, at the beach, or at a family barbecue. However, if your smile is stained or yellowed, don't fret. There is still plenty of time to whiten it.
Teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways to get a brighter, whiter smile in time for summer. While there are many store-bought products that claim to create professional results, your best option is to go to your dentist for help. Your dental office can use custom-made trays to get you a beautiful smile that is several shades whiter.
Brush with Baking Soda
You've likely got all the ingredients needed to make a whitening paste in your pantry. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are a great combination. Mix hydrogen peroxide with 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to make a paste, and brush gently. Baking soda is abrasive, so it is important to not overdo it.
Avoid Dark Drinks
If you want a white smile, you need to stay away from beverages that might stain it. Coffee, tea, and red wine are the biggest culprits. While consuming them once in a while might not be a big deal, chronic drinking could cause stains.
Don't Drink Soda
Soda is a double whammy when it comes to keeping your teeth white. Not only can it stain, but it is also highly acidic. These acids have the ability to break down the enamel, so avoid them when all possible. If you can't fight the craving, drink through a straw and rinse out your mouth afterwards.
Eat Crunchy, Raw Vegetables
Crunchy, raw vegetables are nature's toothbrush! Consuming them will clean your teeth as you chew, and their high water content will also keep sugar levels in check inside of your mouth.
If you are ready for a white smile for your summer break, give us a call today. Let us help you get the bright smile you've always wanted.