Ever wonder what you could do to keep those pearly whites last?
Here are 5 of our fave tips!
1. Use a straw when drinking your fav bevy
Drinking liquids through a straw will reduce direct contact of liquids onto your teeth which could cause staining.
If we take Tea/coffee as an example, it contains a compound called tannin which can produce stains on your teeth and stick to plaque causing a lasting discolouration. By simply drinking through a straw, you can reduce this from happening.
Don’t worry, you will still be able to enjoy your favourite drink, whilst keeping your smile brighter for longer. It will feel a bit funny at first, but you will soon get quite used with it.
Give it a try with your next coffee!
2. Get a regular dental clean
Often times discoloured teeth occur from tartar and stains sitting on teeth. When you get a dental cleans, these stains and tartar can be removed safely to maintain your pearly whites
We recommend a professional dental clean at least every 6 months
3. Use a soft bristled brush
Using a hard brush with force can wear away your enamel, revealing the second layer of your tooth which looks yellow.
Use an ultra-soft brush and use round circles when brushing
4. Swish some water around
After consuming pigmented foods such as turmeric or berries, be sure to rinse your mouth with water so the colourations don’t stick to your plaque and then turn into stubborn stains which can be hard to remove.
5. Maintain good oral hygiene
A simple but an important tip: Don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a night. This will help prevent build-up and remove stains on a daily basis.
Want to brighten up your smile even more? Give the team a call on 9438 2883 or drop in to see us at 94 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek.