If your smile just isn’t as bright as it used to be, it may be time to make some adjustments in your oral health care. Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Simply brightening your teeth with teeth whitening can have a dramatic affect on your overall appearance.
There are a number of proven whitening methods that are safe and effective which deliver noticeable results. Dr. Leia Porcaro at Grateful Dental can help walk you through the steps of professional teeth whitening to find a process that is best suited for your whitening needs. Because your oral health matters, here are a few ways to naturally help you achieve whiter teeth by watching what you eat.
Your dietary habits can make a difference in the brightness of your teeth. Crunchy fruits and certain vegetables have natural abrasives that help to scrub away stains while you chew. Adding foods like fresh apples, crisp celery, carrots, even cauliflower to your diet can help to reduce staining; they are also full of important vitamins and minerals. Dairy products like cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt have proteins that protect your teeth from stains and cavities.
Most people know that carbonated soft drinks like soda and red wine can easily stain your teeth. Sometimes people who drink an excessive amount of soda have a dull, dingy lackluster smile. Fruit juices can also be harmful to your teeth and the brightness of your smile from the acid and sugar.
Maintaining good oral hygiene at home combined with a healthy diet are two steps towards brighter, whiter teeth. If you need a jump start on improving your smile ask the dental professionals at Grateful Dental which options they recommend for effective teeth bleaching or whitening.