May 4, 2016

When you look at pictures of your favorite celebrity, you probably wonder how he or she gets a perfect smile every time the camera flashes. In reality, they probably did not start out that way. By using a proper regimen for teeth cleaning, you can get a mega-watt smile of your own.

Avoid Smoking

You probably already know that smoking can cause lung cancer, emphysema and a range of other health problems, but did you know it can also stain your teeth? As nicotine and other chemicals build up in your mouth, your teeth will become darker. Quitting smoking can prevent further staining.

Watch What You Eat and Drink

Alcohol, coffee and wine contain ingredients that not only stain your teeth, but can also cause them to erode and become damaged. Avoid these drinks and dark foods as often as possible. When you do eat or drink them, use a straw when possible and brush right after.

Proper Daily Care

Brushing your teeth once per day is not enough. You should brush as soon as you wake up in the morning and again at night. Additionally, floss at least once per day and invest in a fluoride rinse to help you teeth gain the minerals they need to remain healthy. For the best results, use products recommended by your dentist.

Get Regular Checkups

No matter how well you take care of your teeth at home, you may notice some staining from time to time. This is because home tools are not made to reach as deeply between your teeth as a dentist’s tools can. You should have professional teeth cleaning done at least twice each year so your dentist can remove staining and plaque buildup.

Get the whiter, brighter smile you deserve. Schedule an appointment for general dentistry in Tampa, FL by calling Dr. Douglas G. Genninger, D.D.S., P.A. at 866-893-3649.



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