Tips for a Bright Smile

dental care Shakopee, MNMaintaining a high standard of beauty may seem an overwhelming tasks in our busy society. Of course you want skin and teeth that reflect your inner vibrancy, but you may not know exactly how to “have it all.” Whether you want to touch up the brightness of your teeth by removing surface stains or you want to maintain the results of a recent teeth whitening treatment, here are a few easy habits you can employ.

Toothpaste Swap

If your standard toothpaste is one that aims to fight cavities and remove plaque, you may be missing out on an excellent opportunity. To keep teeth brighter, try a whitening toothpaste. Some products contain tiny abrasives that just polish enamel, while others may have whitening ingredients such as a mild peroxide. Because the concentration of such products is so mild, you should have no problems with sensitivity.

An Apple a Day

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but this may also be true of stains on your teeth. The crunchiness of apples provides an easy way to cleanse teeth of plaque. However, apples also have malic acid, a substance that can have a whitening effect on enamel.

Chewing Gum

Saliva has a positive effect on teeth and the gums, and chewing gum encourages the production of this substance. Dentists recommend chewing gum with xylitol rather than sugar in order to obtain additional benefits from this habit.

Teeth Whitening

There are several ways to remove stains from your teeth. Whitening strips can be an effective solution if your level of discoloration is very mild. The products available today are easily accessible and very mild so they should not produce sensitivity. However, the gentleness of ingredients also limits the whitening power of over-the-counter strips. If your teeth are more moderately discolored, whitening treatment should be obtained from your dentist. Within just a few days of professional care, you will see a brighter, more vibrant smile.

You don’t need to add another chore to your list to get the glimmering smile you want. Employ these tips, and contact O’Brien Dental Care at (952) 445-6657.

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