5 tips and tricks for whiter teeth
Modern times have shown us both scientifically and aesthetically the paramount importance of having white teeth. Multiple modalities have been made available and successfully used for teeth whitening.
More stress cannot be put on the fact that whiter teeth have been linked with higher self-confidence and higher social acceptability. Some studies have also linked stained or discolored teeth with decreased social and self-acceptance.
Here are our top 5 tips and tricks for whiter teeth
1) At-home whitening strips
These are some of the most economical, efficient, and readily available methods that use whitening gels to lighten up your tooth shade. Limitations of this modality include sensitivity that develops over improper and prolonged use.
2) Whitening toothpaste and powders
They use hydrogen peroxide as the active agent. However, it can be abrasive and improper use can lead to injury and teeth sensitivity. Charcoal toothpaste is another whitening agent but has limited efficacy, and the results are debatable.
3) Maintain good oral hygiene
Invest in a good-quality toothbrush with soft nylon bristles. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once every day. Make a habit of rinsing your mouth after every meal to get rid of any food particles.
4) Alter your diet
Certain foods like apples, spinach, celery, etc., increase salivary secretion. This washes away any food debris and aids in proper cleansing of the mouth, which can prevent staining and discoloration.
Reduce the consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages, like curries and berries. Stop smoking or consuming tobacco in any form.
5) Schedule regular dental check-ups
Regular dental check-ups and dental cleaning at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists will allow you to stay at the top of your oral health. It aids in prompt and regular removal of tartar which further prevents staining and discolorations.
If you have any more questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us; our team will be there to assist you.