When you want to look your best, don’t forget to care for your teeth. If your teeth aren’t looking white and beautiful, then there are several ways to remove the ugly stains along with preventing new discolorations. Use these four tricks to keep your teeth whiter.


Don’t Smoke Cigarettes or Chew Tobacco

You already know that smoking or chewing tobacco products can lead to cancerous conditions in the lungs or mouth, but this bad habit can also discolor the enamel on your teeth. Stop smoking, and begin to find ways to remove the ugly brown stains from tobacco. You can buy toothpaste that is formulated for whitening your teeth gradually, or you can use adhesive whitening strips on your top and bottom teeth. For the best teeth-whitening process, visit your dentist who can apply a strong hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth.

Brush and Floss Your Teeth Multiple Times Each Day

If you are consuming tea, coffee or soft drinks, then these beverages will stain your teeth quickly. Rather than brushing your teeth only in the morning and at night, use fluoridated toothpaste after every meal and snack. Buy a small tube of toothpaste and a traveling toothbrush so that you can brush your teeth on your lunch and snack breaks at work or school. In addition, floss your teeth frequently to avoid having yellow stains between your teeth.

Buy an Oral Irrigator to Clean Your Teeth

For the whitest teeth, use a specialized oral irrigator to blast away additional food debris from your mouth. You can use an oral irrigator once or twice a week to reach the plaque that collects along your gums and between your teeth. With this type of device, you will pass a wand over your teeth as it emits highly pressurized streams of water. This is the perfect way to remove the particles of food that lead to dark stains on your dental enamel.

Talk to Your Dentist about Dental Implants

When you have teeth that are badly damaged, the dental enamel on these teeth can become gray, yellow or brown. If you have teeth like this, you should talk with a dentist like Cambridge City Dental or someone similar. If your dentist can’t repair a chipped or cracked tooth, then it is possible to have it removed so that you can have a dental implant instead. When you have healthy alveolar bones, it is possible to have a dental implant with a customized white crown in only a few days.

Remember to Consume a Nutritious Diet

By eating a nutritious diet each day, you can improve the health and appearance of your teeth. Make sure to consume fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole-grain products and dairy foods to keep your teeth looking white and gorgeous.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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