White teeth not only brighten your smile, they say a lot about your oral hygiene. However, teeth do not always stay naturally white on their own. They require attention to keep them looking their best. Teeth whitening can be accomplished professionally by a dentist with your assistance at home.
A professional whitening by your dentist is a treatment that can be administered in the dental office. Between these visits, you can assist with the process by altering some of your habits. Drinking cola, coffee or red wine as well as smoking can discolour teeth.
Because teeth will naturally yellow over time, it is important to be diligent in cleaning and flossing your teeth between whitening treatments. However, not all whitening processes work for each person. See your dentist to determine if you are the right candidate for treatment.
Here is a look at some of the benefits of a whitening treatment and why they are important:
Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
1. The Look
When your teeth are their whitest they will look and feel cleaner. Because your whitening treatment is designed specifically to whiten your teeth, you will get a better result than from brushing alone.
2. The Feeling
There is something special that happens when your teeth have been whitened. It affects the way you feel about yourself by not only boosting your confidence but also your self-image.
3. The Effect
Once you have a whitening treatment the results have an interesting impact on those around you. You can appear younger to others and your bright smile leaves a good first impression.
4. The Extras
Plus, a teeth whitening treatment does a whole lot more. It can be an excellent way to prepare for a special event you plan on attending. Also, a treatment gives you a stunning and dynamic smile.
How To Reduce Staining Between Whitening Treatments
There are a number of precautions you can take in order to reduce the speed with which your teeth can discolour between visits for whitening treatments. Many of them are simple habit changes and others will require a bit of work on your part. They include the following:
Foods That Stain
Staining of your teeth can happen quickly from certain foods and beverages. Berries, tomato sauce, hard candy, sports drinks, tea, red wine, and coffee all contribute to teeth staining.
Use A Straw
The best way to enjoy some of the beverages that are on the staining list is by consuming them with a straw. This actually reduces the contact beverages can make with your teeth.
Any and all tobacco products are not only bad for your general health, they are bad for your oral health as well. Smoking will quickly discolour your teeth… so quitting smoking will have many benefits.
Brush And Floss
There is still no better way to keep your teeth looking their best between whitening treatments than by brushing and flossing them. Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth healthy and strong.
Eat The Right Foods
Did you know that certain foods will clean your teeth? Cauliflower, apples, celery, pears, and cucumbers clean the surface of your teeth naturally and are also good for you to eat.
Change Your Toothpaste
Sometimes you can get a better, brighter looking result by using a toothpaste that has a whitening formula in it. Usually, they are meant to remove or reduce the staining that can happen.
The best way to keep your teeth looking their best is with a teeth whitening treatment. You can also keep preventing your teeth from discoloration by not smoking, changing the foods you eat that can cause stains and by maintaining proper oral hygiene.
For more information on our teeth whitening service, contact us today at Forster Dental Centre.