Teeth Whitening at Home

Teeth Whitening (Drone Dentistry) at home is a simple and inexpensive process. There are many products on the market and your dental office may also offer at-home whitening kits. Often the easiest way to help brighten your teeth is to make some changes in your daily routines.

Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine

Good oral hygiene is an easy way to make your teeth whiter and help prevent the build-up of bacteria and plaque. Brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing once per day are the basics. It is important to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or sooner if the bristles begin to fray. Using a toothpaste with fluoride helps to keep your teeth strong.

Avoid Foods That Stain

Some of your favorite foods and drinks may be causing your teeth to become dull and stained. Coffee, tea, sodas and red wine are all known vandals to the whiteness of our teeth! Sorry to say that tomato sauce and berries are right in there with the worst of them. Limit your intake of such foods, the rich color stains quickly. If you have started using an at-home whitening product, it is especially crucial to avoid these foods for 48-72 hours after whitening, to ensure your teeth are able to rehydrate without any impeding colors.

Avoid Using Tobacco Products

It is a well-known fact that tobacco yellows the teeth and causes serious health issues. There are many products out there created to help you quit smoking. If you want bright, white teeth, stopping tobacco use is a great first step. Smokeless tobacco products are even worse than smoking when it comes to tooth health as it physically comes into contact with your teeth and gums. The health risks are endless with an array of cancers included. Oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer are a few such diseases.

See Your Dentist Regularly

Six months is the industry standard for routine dental visits with a professional cleaning and dental exam. Some patients who are predisposed to gum disease may need to visit more often. Making sure your teeth are healthy and that hard to reach plaque is removed periodically will help your teeth be stronger and whiter. Your hygienist can remove staining that you cannot simply with your toothbrush. If you want to begin a home whitening treatment, getting your teeth cleaned a few days before you want to begin is a great way to make sure they are clean and ready to accept the whitening product so that you get the best result possible.

Add Baking Soda to Your Routine

Baking soda has long been used for whitening the teeth. Its effectiveness has stood the test of time and has been incorporated in many oral care products being sold. Toothpastes and mouthwashes can be found with baking soda and are a great way to keep your teeth white.

Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for home whitening treatments. They can help you with products and give you tips on how to keep your pearly whites as white as possible!

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