When you want a whiter smile, visiting our dentist in Texarkana for professional whitening will give you the very best results. However, professionally whitened teeth can still become discolored if you do not take care of them properly. Here are a few small things you can do to maintain your beautiful, white smile:
Invest in a to-go toothbrush and stick it in your purse or briefcase so that it is handy all the time. After you eat or drink, brush your teeth, especially if you are consuming something that has the potential to stain your teeth, like red wine or coffee. However, make sure you wait a while after you consume something acidic, like citrus fruit, as you can actually brush the acid into your teeth if you brush too soon.
Water doesn’t contain any of the enamel-damaging sugar or acid that many other beverages contain, and since it’s clear, you don’t have to worry about it staining your teeth. Additionally, when you drink water, you are also rinsing bacteria and food particles from your mouth.
Raw apples, carrots and cauliflower are just a few examples of foods that actually work to clean your teeth as you eat them. While you chew these foods, they are removing plaque and surface stains from your teeth!
Would you like to learn about more small things you can do to maintain your white smile? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.