How to Get Whiter Teeth with a Few Healthy Habits

Getting whiter teeth isn’t difficult. In fact, many of the same habits you already practice to keep your teeth healthy will also help ensure they maintain an attractive ivory tint. Additionally, professional teeth whitening services administered by a cosmetic dentist can make a dramatic difference in the brightness of your smile. Here in Burlington, the team at Gardner Dental Group provides caring assistance and effective results. To achieve your most radiant smile yet, we also recommend the following practices.


Brush and Floss Daily

You’ve likely heard it before but it bears repeating: brush twice and floss once daily to keep teeth at their healthiest. White teeth are difficult—if not impossible—to maintain if decay or other oral health complications arise. The best way to prevent such difficulties is by following your dentist’s recommendations to brush and floss every day.


Mind What You Eat and Drink

There are a number of foods and beverages that are known to stain teeth, especially when consumed on a regular basis. Coffee and red wine are among the most notorious culprits but there are others including black tea, soy sauce, curries, dark gravies, berries, balsamic vinegar and colas. Brushing—or at the very least rinsing with water—after consuming these items can help reduce staining. Acidic foods and beverages can also lead to darkened teeth, as acids can strip away enamel and expose dentine, the naturally yellow inner layer of the tooth.


Zoom! Whitening Treatments

There are many teeth whitening options available but allowing a cosmetic dentist to administer a Zoom! treatment provides the most effective results. In about an hour, your teeth will be brightened to a shade of ivory that’ll take your smile from dull to radiant. A single visit to our Burlington dental clinic will provide you with all you require to brighten your teeth.


Regular Dental Visits

Visit your dentist for a teeth cleaning and checkup every six months (Gardner Dental Group in Burlington is pleased to accept new patients at this time if you’re currently without a regular dentist). Like brushing and flossing, regular dental visits are one of the best ways to keep teeth at their healthiest and thereby their whitest. The polishing of teeth that occurs during a typical cleaning also helps keep enamel smooth and thus less likely to stain.


Complete Family Dentistry Services at Gardner Dental Group

Our Burlington clinic provides complete dental services for you and your family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or with questions about our services. We look forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful smile.

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