Maintaining a White Smile

Improve your oral care routine to help you get a whiter smile.

You love coffee. Unfortunately, coffee doesn’t exactly love your teeth. Teeth are made up of incredibly tough material known as enamel. Enamel is also porous. Think about all the cups of coffee you consume in a week and you’ll get an idea of just how dull and yellow your teeth can become over the years. The good news is that our Port Orchard, WA, dentists Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan and Dr. Kevin Yoder have ways to help people keep their pearly whites their whitest.

Improve Your Oral Hygiene

If you sometimes skip out on flossing before going to bed or you don’t often brush your teeth in the morning before heading to work then these missteps in caring for your smile can leave you with dull, yellowing teeth. Everyone from children to seniors should brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily.

Watch What You Eat

There are many foods and drinks that can cause yellowing teeth over time. While avoiding all dark foods and drinks is nearly impossible you should definitely limit foods and drinks such as,

Sports drinks Sodas Coffee and black tea Wine Berries Tomato sauce Soy sauce and other dark condiments

Use Proper Dental Tools

The tools you use to clean your teeth can also make a world a difference when it comes to removing stains and preventing new stains. For example, if you find it difficult to reach certain areas of your teeth with a traditional manual toothbrush then you may want to consider replacing it with an electric toothbrush, which also provides the perfect amount of pressure on teeth to scrub away food particles, bacteria and plaque, which can stain teeth if left behind.

You may also want to consider a whitening toothpaste, which contains active ingredients that can impart subtle improvements on the overall color and brightness of your smile. A whitening toothpaste can also be a great way to prevent stains.

If you still aren’t seeing results after improving your dental routine and trying at-home whitening treatment then it may be time to consider talking with our dentists here in Port Orchard, WA, about getting cosmetic dentistry. To schedule a consultation call Family Dental Associates at (360) 895-4321.

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