For the best, longest lasting and most efficient means of whitening your teeth, your San Ramon CA dentist offers both in-office and take-home whitening services for all patients. Our office utilizes medically approved whitening chemicals that are much stronger than any in-store brands, all while being applied by a certified dental professional. You can see a several shade difference in your teeth in just one session!
While the demand for services like teeth whitening is certainly higher than ever before, we also see the need for patients to have alternatives also. Not every patient can make it in for a whitening appointment when they want to, or they may wish to know "secrets" to keeping their newly whitened smile the best it can be- for as long as it can be done.
For that very reason, today you San Ramon CA dentist has compiled a few of the top ways you can keep your teeth naturally bright and white at home!
Smoking tobacco products and drinking alcohol can both dramatically impact the shade of your teeth. Tobacco can stain the teeth with nicotine, tar, and other ingredients while many alcohols contain dark pigments that can stain the teeth over time. Not to mention, both of these products can dehydrate the mouth severely, leading to harmful dental issues linked to a lack of saliva production.
It should be no surprise that sugary and acidic foods can be harmful to the teeth. By exposing your teeth to these options, over time the enamel of the teeth will wear away and the teeth will become more susceptible to staining. Darker pigmented food items, such as coffee, tea, and several sauces can also cause staining more easily. Try adding some mouth healthy fruits and vegetables like broccoli and apples to scrub away at surface stains and boost a number of vitamins and minerals your mouth is getting.
Most staining of the teeth is preventable if your brush twice and floss once daily. Remove the bacteria and particles solely responsible for the degradation and discoloration of the teeth and you will find that your smile stays nice and bright for a very long time.
For more information on keeping your teeth white at home, or on teeth whitening services available from your San Ramon CA dentist- call our office today at (925) 804-6440.