Approximately 32% of people admit that they are “concerned by the look of their teeth.” Perhaps one of the most common issues when it comes to teeth is discoloration. Everyone dreams about having healthy and white teeth, but it’s actually quite difficult to achieve and maintain this look.
Here are some great ways to achieve a bright, white smile and significantly improve the look and feel of your teeth:
- Regular teeth cleaning — Though you need to take care of your teeth outside of the dentist, the best way to achieve healthy, bright, and white teeth is to visit your dentist for teeth cleaning. Dental care professionals will not only help improve the look and feel of your teeth on the day of your appointment through teeth whitening procedures, but they will offer tips and advice for you to take better care of your oral hygiene.
- Inspect your toothbrush — If you’ve been using the same toothbrush for months, you need to get rid of it. If you keep using the same toothbrush for a while, you’re just transferring bacteria to and around your mouth. You don’t have to wait for your dentist to give you a new brush, you should start buying them on your own.
- Go on a white-teeth diet — If you drink a glass of red wine each night or enjoy black tea, you probably have already noticed some discoloration issues with your teeth. These beverages can significantly discolor your teeth and there are plenty of other products you need to avoid. Brushing your teeth is one thing, but avoiding unhealthy foods and beverages is a great way to ensure a healthy and white smile.
- Clean your tongue — You have to focus on more than just your teeth if you are serious about keeping them white and clean. You should be cleaning your tongue at least once a day to remove all the bacteria on the surface and keep your mouth fresh. Don’t just use your toothbrush to clean your tongue, either. You should purchase a quality tongue scraper because they are much more effective.
Whether you need a quick cleaning, dental veneers or multiple implants, your dentist is an important medical professional in your life. It’s time to take back your smile and feel better about your teeth. If you want to learn more about teeth whitening or schedule your next teeth cleaning, give Stateline Dental a call today!