A smile is universal, it crosses racial barriers and cultural differences and as a famous proverb once said, “all people smile in the same language.” Your smile is also one of the most beautiful features of your face. Teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways to give you a brighter, whiter smile. However, to keep your teeth looking their best between any teeth whitening treatment, here are some do’s and don’ts from the experts at Somerset Dental Care.
Eat more: Strawberries, crunchy fruits and vegetables
For people who want to brighten their smile, eat strawberries, it’s not only good for you, but it whitens your teeth naturally in between whitening sessions. Strawberries are natural teeth whiteners because they contain vitamin C to help remove plaque and a natural astringent to help remove stains. Other edible teeth whiteners include crunchy fruits and veggies like apples and celery.
Drink less: Soft Drink, Coffee and Alcohol
Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria that forms in plaque, leaving a damaging layer over your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque layer feeds on the sugar in sweet drinks, accelerating their damaging effects. The more you drink, the more energy you give these bacteria to attack the enamel on your teeth. It is best to choose beverages like milk, which help strengthen teeth and build stronger enamel, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile and water which hydrates your body longer than sugary drinks.
Maintain: a good oral hygiene routine
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day – morning and night. Even better, brush an hour after eating or drinking anything to protect your teeth and gums from sugars or acids in your food. Proper brushing takes at least two minutes. Move your toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion, brushing every surface of your mouth, including your tongue.
Somerset Dental Care offers a range of teeth whitening solutions and our expert dentists can give you brighter and whiter teeth in less than two hours. It’s the perfect solution for busy people who want instant results.
Come in and see our friendly, experienced staff to talk about your dental care needs or call 1300 707 046. We’ll work together to provide you with a great experience and the best outcome possible.