Good dental care between trips to your Baltimore dentist is the best way to maintain good dental health and spare yourself bad news on your next visit. You need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once. This is not a recommendation—it's a necessity for clean, bright teeth.
Here are some other helpful tips to help you go above and beyond brushing and flossing.
1. Avoid Certain Foods
Coffee, soft drinks, tea, red wine, and tobacco products all stain your teeth and deter the brightness you love. While it can be difficult to give up on some of your favorite drinks, one way to minimize the impact they have on your teeth is by using a straw. This way you can direct the goodness past some of your pearly whites.
2. Chew Gum
It can be difficult to brush your teeth after every meal. Chewing gum however is an easy thing you can do. This is because it cleans the surface of your teeth and increases the flow of saliva. If possible, go with the sugar-free kind to better your smile.
3. At-home Whiteners
There are a variety of products to whiten your teeth available at your local drug store. These at-home products can vary in application time from a week to a month. Many are effective if you put in the time to let the products handle their business. If you would like immediate gratification, your cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth with one simple visit.
If you are looking for a healthier, brighter smile, The Smile Design Center has the treatments you need. With the help of Dr. Myron Kellner and his friendly, talented staff, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted. Check out The Smile Design Center on the web, or contact us by phone today to schedule an appointment. When you see your new, white smile, you’ll be glad you did!