Tips to Keep Your Teeth White

The first thing most people will notice about you is a radiant smile, and that’s the main reason you’ll want to keep your teeth gleaming. There are many things you can do to keep your teeth sparkling. Here are some of them:

Keep your toothbrush fresh

If you’ve got an old toothbrush, it’s not only less effective for cleaning, it’s also less effective at scrubbing away stains. Most toothbrushes have “wear lines” on the bristles. If yours are almost completely gone, it’s time to replace.

Brush your tongue

It doesn’t often occur to people to brush their tongue, but there’s bacteria on it, caused by residual food. This bacteria can rub off on your teeth and create stains. That’s why it needs to be cleaned as regularly as your teeth, and that’s why De Zavala Dental Care gives each patient a tongue scraper!

Gargle with mouthwash

Not only does mouthwash keep your breath fresh, it reduces that pesky bacteria and helps keep your teeth white. There are also mouthwashes available that have tooth-whitening properties.

Put more raw fruits and vegetables in your diet

The textures of raw fruits, vegetables and nuts do a good job of keeping your teeth clean between brushings. Good nutrition is a side benefit.

Rinse your mouth after you eat or drink

Especially if you’ve consumed dark beverages like coffee or red wine. And if you’ve just eaten something really acidic, it can attack the enamel, the layer that keeps teeth looking white.

Use teeth-whitening toothpaste

There are many whitening toothpastes. Make sure to use one that is approved by the American Dental Association. Most whitening toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide or another ingredient that will gradually whiten your teeth.

Chew teeth-whitening gum

Whitening gum contains sodium hexametaphosphate, which helps remove stains. It also has abrasives that gently scrub your teeth.

Professional Whitening Systems

At De Zavala Dental Care, we offer Zoom! One Hour Teeth Whitening, which can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter — lightning fast!

Make an appointment with De Zavala Dental Care and let us help you to achieve your best smile.