Teeth whitening has reached a popularity that is off the charts. And for good reason. A British survey taken by Oral-B discovered that most people view people with bright, white teeth as being younger, more attractive, smarter and wealthier than their tooth-stained counterparts. In fact, people thought that the pristine teeth made you look 5 years younger, and was considered better than having a facelift.
With all of that to keep you motivated to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, we recommend the following daily habits to keep your teeth looking their best yet.
-Brush and floss your teeth every day. Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day will help remove cavity-causing plaque and protect tooth enamel.
-Floss once a day, around the gumline and between the teeth to keep out cavities and gum disease.
-Use products that carry the American Dental Association seal of approval that ensures they are safe and effective at what they do.
-Don’t smoke or use tobacco products, these are a major cause of tooth discoloration.
-Limit foods that can stain the teeth when consumed regularly, including tea, coffee, and red wine.
–Avoid tooth staining habits like smoking or tobacco in any form.
To keep your teeth their brightest, make sure to see your dentist for bi-annual professional cleanings and exams for healthier, cleaner looking teeth and gums. In addition, our dental professionals are pleased to speak with you about teeth whitening options.
To find out if our in-house or at-home whitening treatments can help you, please call our Ecco Dental team at 626-771-0064. Our dentist, Dr. German G. Jaquez in Glendora, California is here to help you achieve the smile you deserve!