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Things to Do This Spring to Brighten Your Smile


Posted on 7/23/2017 by Anthony M. DiCesare
Brighten your smile at Aspire - Implant Dentistry Center.
Spring is a time for new beginnings. Flowers are blooming, trees are getting their leaves and everything looks so fresh and clean. But when you look at your teeth you see some discoloration and you want to do something to get your teeth whiter. You can buy a whitening kit, but you've heard they don't work as well as the dentist can do it.

Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

There are a variety of products out there that can help you to get white teeth. There is toothpaste with whitening ingredients, mouthwash, and whitening strips. Each has its own value, but you are reluctant to spend the money because you’ve heard some stories about these products. The toothpaste and mouthwash are fine, but what else is there?

There are several ways to whiten your teeth without a whitening product, but even if you go to the dentist to get your teeth professionally whitened there are steps to take to ensure a good result. If you smoke, stop. Smoking is one of the major causes of discolored or yellowing teeth. Coffee and tea rank right up there too.

What Can I Do Besides Using a Whitening Product?

Try eating strawberries and apples. Both contain malic acid, which loosens the surface stains on your teeth, allowing your saliva to wash it away. They also contain Vitamin C which helps to whiten teeth. Ensure that you are hydrated and don’t suffer from dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, no saliva is being produced. Saliva is a natural detergent for your teeth and is crucial to maintaining good dental health.

Once you have stopped smoking, visit your dentist. Discuss whitening your teeth and have your dentist tell you the various options you have. Most dentists will perform the teeth whitening procedure in the office, but it takes several visits. Some dentists have a custom-made tray for your teeth that you can apply at home. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (732) 994-6700.
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