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Brighten Your Smile With These Tips

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
Brighten Your Smile With These TipsA bright smile is what many people dream to have. It can empower you to live life with confidence. People with bright smiles can laugh without hesitation. Nonetheless, various things can dull your smile and leave stains and discoloration on your teeth, thus compromising your smile. Red wine, coffee, tobacco, and certain foods can tint your teeth. However, sometimes, we can't leave without them even when we know the consequences they have on our teeth.

If you are not ready to quit the stain-causing foods and beverages, you may want to learn and practice other ways of brightening your smile. Most whitening options available in the market are effective only if they are done correctly. Improper whitening techniques can have adverse effects on the tooth's enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity. Hence, whitening is best done under the watch of a dentist or in a dental office. Even so, consider these tooth-whitening tips:

Chew Sugar-free Gum

Sugary gums are not good for your oral health and can lead to tooth cavities. That said, there are alternative gums that are sugar-free and contain Xylitol and will greatly improve your smile compared with chewing gum that contains sugar. These gums discourage the build-up of plaque and whiten your teeth. Chewing them also encourages the production of saliva and prevents food particles from dislodging between your teeth. 

Regular Cleanings

You should schedule a professional cleaning and check-up with a dentist twice a year. During your appointment, the dentist will perform tooth polishing and stain removal. The polishing helps remove stains on your teeth, leaving them looking clean, to some extent. 

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional tooth whitening is more effective compared to at-home whitening methods, and the results can last longer than when you use over-the-counter products. Professional teeth whitening by a dentist also keeps you safe from damaging your enamel and gums had you been the one performing it at home. We can help whiten your teeth and give you that bright smile. Please contact us today to book an appointment and get you on the road to having brighter teeth. 

Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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