• Start The New Year Off With Whiter Teeth

    on Jan 3rd, 2019

If you want whiter teeth, you’re not alone. Whiter teeth can make you feel better about yourself and make you less afraid to smile for your friends or in front of the camera. Social experts say if you want to be the most attractive version of yourself, you should smile more. Studies even show that people who smile feel happier.

But if you have stained teeth, you might not want to smile. The good news is, you don’t have to live with stained or yellowed teeth anymore. In this blog, Nataly Vilderman, DDS, in San Francisco, explains how your teeth get stained and how you can whiten them and keep them white.

How do teeth become stained?

There are essentially four ways your teeth can get stained. First, your teeth can get stained by consuming certain foods and beverages, such as soda, coffee, and wine. Second, your teeth can get stained if you use tobacco products, such as cigarettes. Third, staining can come from internal causes, such as tooth trauma and the prolonged use of certain medications. Finally, staining can occur due to the natural aging process.

How to whiten your teeth and keep them white

There are several ways you can whiten your teeth and keep then white at home or professionally.

1. Routine care

Your first line of defence is your daily oral care regimen. Yellowing and staining generally occur due to plaque buildup. Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth looking good. You should also go to Nataly Vilderman, DDS for regular dental cleanings.

2. Brush with baking soda

Baking soda can be found in many toothpaste products, and it has a natural whitening effect.

Many studies show that toothpastes with baking soda can whiten your teeth over time and help remove stains.

3. Brush with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is another common ingredient in toothpaste. A number of studies show that brushing with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together can lead to whiter teeth. Just avoid concentrated use or overuse of hydrogen peroxide, as it can cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation.

4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

Eating a healthy diet can help your teeth. A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Consuming crunchy and raw fruits and vegetables may also help remove plaque from your teeth.

5. Professional teeth whitening

One of the most effective methods for whitening your teeth is professional teeth whitening. With this type of treatment, a whitening agent is applied directly to the surfaces of your teeth. This agent will bleach stains and discoloration. The procedure is effective and safe, though your teeth may become temporarily sensitive during and immediately after treatment.

 

Are you ready to start the new year with a brighter, whiter smile? Professional teeth whitening may be just what you need. Book an appointment online or over the phone with Nataly Vilderman, DDS today to learn about your whitening options.

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