Tips for Teeth-Whitening

Categories: Healthy Teeth

Everyone is fascinated with bright white teeth. If anyone tells you they are totally satisfied with their teeth, believe me you, they are either lying to you, or lying to themselves, or both. From celebrities to our next door neighbor all want to have shiny pearly white smile and why not? These pearly whites add the most to your personality and confidence.  Our teeth whitening methods at Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, Kharar (Mohali), will help you to achieve a smile that you are eager to show.

Here are the dentist-approved tips that help you to get whiter brighter teeth.

1. Regular dental appointments

Before starting any whitening procedure, make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Visit a dentist and ascertain that there is no underlying disease and you have no deposits (calculus/plaque) on your teeth. For the best whitening results, always undergo professional dental cleaning and polishing. This will take care of some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth.

2. Avoid things that cause teeth staining

There are some foods and drinks that can lead to staining on your teeth. It is best to avoid them if you want whiter teeth. Some of the examples are coffee, green tea, black tea, red wine, white wine, blueberries, pomegranate, blackberries, soda, barbeque sauce, curry, turmeric, balsamic vinegar etc.

Of course, we can’t avoid eating and drinking all the mentioned things, it is better to rinse your mouth thoroughly within 30 min after eating and drinking. Rinsing is better than brushing in this case as during brushing you are actually scrubbing the stain-causing food or drink’s acid on your teeth, which can erode your enamel.

3. Consume foods that brightens the smile

  • Apples:  Apples improve your gum health and stimulate saliva production, which helps to rinse away stains.
  • Cheese, milk and yogurt: Rich in calcium, all of these help to strengthen teeth enamel and appearance.
  • Nuts, celery, broccoli and carrots: The abrasive and coarse abrasive texture of these foods scrubs off stains.
  • Raw onions: The sulfur found in raw onions stops plaque from forming.
  • Strawberries: The malic acid found in strawberries naturally removes surface stains lurking on your teeth.

4. Brush and Floss

Knowledge of proper brushing and flossing technique is important. Many people do aggressive brushing and end up eroding their enamel. Flossing cleans the area between two teeth which cannot be cleaned by brushing. No flossing or aggressive flossing both is harmful. Learn proper technique from your dentist and do at least two times a day.

5. Use electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes remove more stains than a standard toothbrush. It is also better in cleaning your teeth and keeping your gums healthy.

6. Keep your gums healthy

Unhealthy, bleeding, swollen or receding gums will make your smile look unhealthy and unattractive even if your teeth are white and bright. The attention will go to your unhealthy gums instead of your pearly whites. Healthy gums let the teeth take the center stage and make your smile healthy and attractive.

7. At-home professional teeth whitening kits

Teeth whitening trays are provided to you by the dentist. These trays are made after taking impressions of your both arches, to ensure a good fit. You have to place the whitening gel on the trays and put them on for the recommended period of time.

8. No Smoking

Smoking is injurious to health, we all know that. It also causes rapid discolouration of your teeth. It causes yellow/brown stains on your teeth. Stop smoking for better smile and better health.

9. Teeth whitening at dental clinic

The most effective, fast and instant whitening procedure is teeth bleaching procedure done by a dentist. The dentist place a whitening gel with high concentration of hydrogen peroxide on your teeth after placing a cheek retractor and gum barrier. This gel is left for 15-30 mins on the teeth and sometimes is activated using white light. This gives instant whitening result and is a very safe procedure since it is done by professionals.

10. Dental Veneers

Most of the celebrities have perfect smiles, thanks to veneers. In just two appointments, you get a smile which is not only bright white but also perfect in terms of size and shape.

Every individual has different dental issues, queries and treatment needs. We work individually to discuss the details of required treatment, alternative treatment and possible outcome. For quality dental treatment, safe, predictable and better teeth whitening, book an appointment today with Dr. Ankur and Dr Anjali. You can visit us at: Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, Near Arista Hotel, Kharar, Mohali. You can contact us on 9876064652,9876064653 to know more our team, our practice and how we provide excellence in dentistry in Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula.

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