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Teeth whitening for a Brighter Smile in the New Year

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Today's Dental of Boxborough, MATeeth whitening has become increasingly popular. While it is possible to whiten your teeth at home, getting teeth whitening treatments professionally done is a faster, better way to get a healthy looking bright smile for the holidays. In fact, it is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile.

As the New Year approach, everyone wants to look and feel their best. Teeth whitening can get you that Hollywood looking smile for the party season. At Today's Dental we create custom tooth whitening trays and provide professional strength gel to brighten your smile. For a longer lasting, more natural looking white smile. Once your teeth whitening is completed, there are ways to maintain your healthy white smile.

Eating food that is firm or crisp are known to help clean teeth as they're eaten. Apples are considered to be ‘nature's toothbrush’ and are a great way of cleaning teeth on the go or at lunch time when you are at work and unable to brush your teeth. Other choices include raw carrots, celery, and popcorn. All of these foods are known as 'detergent' foods, as the rough edges act as a cleaner to remove bacteria from the teeth. Try to make these the final foods you eat in your meal if you know you won't be able to brush your teeth right after eating.

Calcium, specifically cheese, is also known for helping to maintain healthy white teeth. Cheese speeds the neutralization of acid and remineralization of enamel. Less damage to our enamel equals fewer discolorations. In addition, cheese is also high in calcium which is known for strengthening bones and teeth. For a healthier alternative, milk and yogurt act in the same way.

Wash away the stains. Water is vital for great oral health. Water acts as a natural cleaner and has the power to wash away bacteria and residue left on the teeth after eating so be sure to drink a glass of water after every meal.

Teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular and is the most cost-effective way to change your smile. In-office whitening begins with a consultation, you are then provided with the most effective, state of the art whitening product, and custom whitening trays to use at home. Only qualified dental professionals can legally and safely supervise bleaching using these stronger products, you can be sure that you are in safe hands!

Chewing gum is beneficial when it comes to maintaining a white smile this season. Sugar-free chewing gum helps to clean teeth mechanically by removing debris, and it stimulates production of saliva, which increases your saliva’s ability to neutralize acid and remineralize your enamel, ultimately strengthening teeth.

Lifestyle choices can cause stains on your teeth and affect your smile with smoking being one of the biggest causes of teeth decay and discoloration. The nicotine and tar in the cigarette result in teeth darkening, losing their natural white. Stop smoking.

Try to avoid dark colored foods and drinks such as coffee, balsamic vinegar and red wine. These are also notorious for causing discoloration in the naturally white teeth enamel.

For more information on teeth whitening, contact Today's Dental.