Many of us are scrambling to tone, beautify, and eat right in preparation for the beach and other summertime activities. However, while you’re busy getting color on your skin, you may want to consider removing some of that “color” from your teeth. We’ve compiled a list below with a few tips and tricks for obtaining and maintaining a pearly white smile this summer season.
Watch how you snack
This one goes hand in hand with other health and beauty concerns. Obviously you will want to avoid sugary foods, but there are a few foods that can actually help clean and whiten your teeth: carrots, apples, celery, and sugarless gum. These foods cause you to salivate which neutralizes acid in your mouth. Chewing these foods can also help remove temporary and mild surface stains.
Don’t Keep Staining
The best way to keep your teeth white is to avoid staining them in the first place. A good rule of thumb to remember is that if it can stain a white t-shirt, it can stain your teeth. Remember to rinse with water after drinking wines, berries, and juices. Of course, you should also avoid tobacco products.
There are at-home products like whitening strips that can help with surface stains, however, the most effective way to whiten your teeth is by visiting your dentist. In just over an hour, stained, discolored, and aging teeth can be treated by our staff at Prescott Dentistry. Contact us for more information on whitening in Prescott, AZ.
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