Getting your teeth professionally whitened is not only a little expensive but it’s also a little time consuming as well. Whether you had them lightened with a laser or with dental trays, the time you put into your teeth whitening is worth maintaining. Here are 3 easy ways to maintain your white smile.
- Eat Raw Vegetables
Eating vegetables isn’t just good for your body’s health but it can help to keep your teeth white as well. By munching on veggies such as celery and carrots, your mouth will produce saliva to combat plaque and the hard surface of the veggies will act as a natural toothbrush, scrubbing anything away. If you’re not a fan of veggies, apples have the same effect on your oral hygiene.
- Drink Water
Drinking that 8 glasses of water has never sounded so good due to all of its health benefits. Not only is water proven to help you maintain a healthy weight and overall health, but it’s also proven to help you keep your white teeth white— especially after you eat a meal or drink darker drinks like coffee or black tea. By acting as a natural mouthwash and producing saliva, water helps to rinse away plaque build up and bacteria.
- Drink with a Straw
Can’t seem to put the diet soda down? No problem. Although dark sodas tend to contribute to staining your teeth, drinking through a straw reduces the interaction that the soda actually has with your teeth, helping to eliminate any added surface stains.
- Chew Gum
As you can already see, anything that speeds up the production of saliva is a life saver when it comes to whitening your teeth. That’s why chewing sugarless gum is your best friend and a real lifesaver— especially after large meals where you don’t have time to brush afterwards.
Once you’ve whitened your teeth, the work is not over. In fact, it’s more important now than ever to keep your teeth looking as best as you can.
To learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.