While your Stamford dentists at Pearl Dental offer cosmetic solutions such as Zoom Whitening to improve the shade of your teeth in-office…we understand you may not always be able to make time for an appointment right away. With that in mind, today we have provided you with some ways to naturally brighten your smile that can hold you over until you see us next!
Quit That Vice
By engaging in harmful and addicting habits like drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco products, you could be harming your teeth and their shade too. Not only can these items darken your smile via their ingredients of tar, nicotine and darker pigments- but they can also dehydrate the mouth severely. Without enough saliva being produced in the mouth, your teeth can become more susceptible to damage, including various staining agents.
Improve Your Diet
By adding mouth-healthy fibrous veggies like broccoli and celery to your diet you could see some scrubbing away and removal of surface stains. These, alongside other healthier choices, can also give the mouth a boost of vitamins and minerals that can protect enamel and the shade of your teeth. And instead of adding, try subtracting damaging sugary or acidic options as much as you can. These options can only really contribute to the erosion of enamel and make them more susceptible to staining.
Drink More Water
As briefly discussed in some of the above suggestions, saliva is very important in your oral health. By drinking enough water, you make sure that your mouth is not only creating enough saliva- but that it can also replicate its benefits as well. Wash away any lingering bacteria or particles that can lead to damage by staying hydrated thoroughly.
In addition to all of the above steps, make sure that you keep a consistent at-home brushing and flossing regimen alongside regular cleanings and exams with your Stamford dentist to have the whitest, brightest smile you could ever imagine!
To schedule an appointment at our Stamford, CT dental office, call (203) 252-2000 today!