By Dr. Richard Rowan
October 14, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Whitened Teeth  

Would you like a beautiful, white smile that lasts and lasts long after your whitening treatment is done? Don't continue on with life as usual and hope that your teeth magically stay white on their own. Follow these five teeth whitening tips from Dr. Richard Rowan in White TeethMariposa for a smile that will look amazing for years to come.

1. Get Professional Tooth Whitening

While using an over-the-counter tooth whitening product may help you achieve a smile that is a little bit brighter and whiter, if you want long-lasting brilliant results, you'll want to get professional teeth whitening from Dr. Rowan in Mariposa. Professional treatments look better and last longer.

2. Avoid Foods That Contribute to Tooth Staining

Certain foods are known to cause teeth staining; you'll want to avoid them in order to keep your teeth white. These foods include candy, citrus fruits, select berries, tomato products and soy sauce. You'll want to avoid tobacco, coffee, soda and red wine as well.

3. Enjoy Foods that Help Whiten Teeth Naturally

On the other hand, some foods can actually help keep your teeth white. These include abrasive foods like apples, celery, and nuts, as well as any food or drink that helps build up your tooth enamel, such as milk and cheese. Drinking water can help too, as the water will flush away some of the bacteria lingering on your teeth.

4. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

After you've skipped the stain-causing foods and opted for stain-fighting foods instead, don't forget to practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal. If you don't have a toothbrush handy, rinsing after every meal can also help keep your teeth clean. Don't forget to floss to remove those hidden germs as well!

5. Visit Dr. Richard Rowan for Routine Cleanings

Unfortunately, as dedicated as you are to proper oral hygiene and keeping your beautiful smile a sparkling white, the truth is that you will never be able to remove all of the bacteria and food particles hiding in your mouth all by yourself. This is why regular trips to Dr. Rowan for routine cleanings are so important. They help keep your mouth clean and your teeth a beautiful white.

Many Mariposa residents have already visited their dentist for professional teeth whitening and are now enjoying the benefits of a picture-perfect smile. If you would like to be next, or if you would like to discuss additional teeth whitening options, call Dr. Rowan to set up an appointment today.


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