12 Jul 5 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Teeth White
There are a variety of reasons your white teeth become stained and discoloured. Patients commonly ask our team at True Dental in West Kelowna, what the best way is to whiten their teeth? We have a few tips including teeth whitening products, avoiding certain foods and beverages and daily oral hygiene practices that will help you remove stains and revitalize your grin.
So what’s the best way to whiten and to keep teeth pearly white? We’ve compiled a list of 5 easy methods and practices to keep your teeth white.
- Brush Your Teeth After Meals
- Flossing Daily
- Teeth Whitening Treatments at Your West Kelowna Dental Clinic
- Scheduling Regular Teeth Check-ups with your Dentist
- Avoiding Foods That Cause Stained Teeth
Brush Your Teeth After Meals
Brushing your teeth in the morning and before you go to bed is essential as it cleans off plaque buildup, which can lead to cavities. Brushing your teeth after meals will further reduce the amount of plaque buildup and keep your teeth whiter.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to protect your enamel and gums, while maintaining your healthy white smile.
We’ve all heard our dentist and dental care practitioners remind us of the importance of flossing. Not only is it essential for cavity prevention, it also helps keep your teeth white for longer.
True Dental in West Kelowna recognizes that educating our clients about why flossing is vital to oral health will help establish the habit. A quick flossing job won’t reach the sulcus and effectively remove bacteria along the gum line. If your flossing regime is ineffective, you’ll miss plaque which will harden into calculus and contribute to the discolouration of your teeth.
Avoiding Foods That Cause Stained Teeth
Practicing good oral hygiene is important, and so is watching what you consume. Certain foods and drinks will stick to the enamel on your teeth, resulting in stains. In particular, the colour found in items such as wine, sports drinks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and berries will stain your teeth over time.
You can still enjoy all your favourites, just practice moderation and implement good oral hygiene practices in your daily life.
Scheduling Regular Teeth Check-ups with your Dentist
Booking an appointment at True Dental every 6 months is one of the easiest ways to maintain healthy, white teeth. Your dentist will be able to clean your teeth more thoroughly than your toothbrush, which will help you maintain your white teeth, while also checking for signs of cavities, gingivitis, and plaque buildup.
Teeth Whitening Treatments at Your West Kelowna Dental Clinic
The fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is with a professional teeth whitening treatment. We can drastically improve your teeth with either in-office or take-home whitening treatments. Our in-office whitening treatments is an instant teeth whitening procedure perfect for achieving a white smile in a short time frame. Our at-home teeth whitening kits are another great option that will brighten your smile in the comfort of your home.
Patients at True Dental often ask us, is teeth whitening safe? Yes, absolutely. One of the greatest advantages of having in-office professional whitening treatments is the dental supervision of a reputable professional. During the whitening treatment, we will assess your teeth and ensure your teeth are whitened safely.
It’s great also gives you ample opportunity to discuss the products used and ensure the bleaching materials used on teeth with fillings are properly addressed.