During the holidays many of us visit family, eat lots of food, and take many, many photos. Oh, what fun! During this time, many patients ask Meadowbrook Family Dental ask how they can keep their teeth white this holiday season. Below are our top tips to keep your teeth white, bright, and shiny this winter.
Foods That Are Not For White Teeth
Even though a food might be healthy, it can still damage your teeth. Two items in food that hurt teeth the most are starches and sugars. Why? Well, starches and sugars turn into acids in the mouth. Examples of these foods are red wine, pasta, coffee, tea, curry, and berries. However, this is not a reason to take out these foods from your diet. Many of these foods provide your teeth vitamins and nutrients. Red wine also has a bacteria that can stop the growth of cavities. So, how can you eat these foods a still have white teeth? Drink water while eating these foods and use a straw with sugary drinks.
Use a Whitening Toothpaste
Adding a whitening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine can brighten your smile this holiday season. When you are choosing a whitening toothpaste there are two different types. One takes off stains on the outside of your tooth and the other one bleaches your tooth. What else is important for a whitening toothpaste? One that makes your enamel stronger! The stronger the enamel, the less likely foods and drinks will break through the tooth’s outer surface, which will keep your teeth white and not yellow.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Another great way to keep your teeth white and healthy is through a good oral hygiene routine. Before you go to bed and after you wake-up you should brush your teeth for two minutes each time. When you brush, hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and get all of your teeth. Lastly, floss your teeth at least once a day. This will take away bad bacteria in your mouth that can cause decay and gum disease.
Visit Meadowbrook Family Dental In Sacramento, California For The Best Results
If you want to improve you want shiny, white teeth faster, the best option is to visit Dr. Lau at Meadowbrook Family Dental. There are many at-home and in-office items you can choose from to get your ideal smile and white teeth. Yes, you can use over-the-counter items, but they are not made just for you like at Meadowbrook Family Dental. For example, at Meadowbrook Family Dental you will get a custom tray. Why is this better? Well, Meadowbrook trays can reach all the small corners of your tooth. Dr. Lau may also give you a prescription bleach, which is not sold in over-the-counter products. For the best whitening results, go to Dr. Lau at Meadowbrook Family Dental in Sacramento, California.
At Meadowbrook Family Dental, we know that there are many times this holiday season you may want shiny, white teeth. From meeting friends and family to taking photos, a whiter smile can make your holidays shine. For more information or to plan your next visit at Meadowbrook Family Dental in Sacramento, California call us at (916)-307-6035, today! And of course, happy holidays!