Posted: June 7, 2013
The most effective way to whiten and brighten your smile is with a professional teeth whitening solution from one of our Hoboken cosmetic dentists. However, in between professional services, you can help extend your results by applying some simple at-home solutions.
One of the easiest ways to help keep your teeth white is by brushing after every meal and snack. Try using a toothpaste with a mildly abrasive ingredient such as baking soda to gently remove surface satins. Alternately, you can add baking soda to your toothpaste by sprinkling it on your toothbrush prior to brushing.
Crunchy fruits and vegetables can also help remove some surface staining, and fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, grapes, tomatoes, and apples are all high in malic acid, a natural tooth whitener. Of course, you should continue to brush after consuming these foods to remove food particles and bacteria from your teeth and gums.
What to Avoid
To help prevent your teeth from staining, try to minimize or completely avoid things such as:
- Soda and candy
- Sports drinks
- Coffee and tea
- Red wine
- Dark colored foods and sauces
You should also completely eliminate tobacco. Nicotine is a tenacious staining agent that cannot be removed with even the most progressive at-home care.
To learn about your professional teeth whitening options in the Hoboken area of New Jersey, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today to schedule an initial consultation.