If you are hoping to create or maintain a gorgeous smile, this year, the good news is that there are some simple steps you can take to help make sure your teeth keep looking bright and your smile looks its best. While cosmetic dentistry is one way to achieve a brighter, whiter smile, there are many things you can do to help maintain those smile enhancements. For instance, there are hygiene steps you can take at home, between dental visits, to help ensure your teeth remain healthy, cavity-free, and beautiful. Plus, your dietary choices can help in your quest to maintain a lovely and bright smile, as well.
1. Brush and floss daily.
For both health and beauty reasons, it is absolutely essential to brush and floss between your teeth daily. This is the best way to prevent plaque buildup from forming on the surface of teeth, which can lead to cavity development, but also unsightly discoloration in your smile. If you do notice yellowing, grey or black lines, or white patches, it could actually be signs of a cavity, not just staining, so scheduling an checkup with your dentist is advisable, even before seeking any cosmetic treatment to address the esthetic discoloration.
2. Attend regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Routine dental visits are a great way to prevent common oral health threats, but they can also help keep a smile looking its best, by removing any tartar buildup that has developed. Most patients need to visit the dentist at least twice a year, though some may require more frequent trips to effectively prevent problems.
3. Whitening treatment can reverse staining. Prolong results by watching what you eat and drink.
If your dentist does determine that your teeth’s discoloration is non-threatening staining, he or she may recommend professional whitening. This treatment can generally lighten teeth by eight or more shades! Best of all, by making smart choices about what you eat and drink, you can help prevent further staining after your appointment.
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