You’ve probably heard it before: Brush your teeth and gums, use mouthwash, and floss. So much to remember! It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, we have pared it down to just 3 simple tips you can easily incorporate into your routine.
Our top tips for keeping your smile bright are:
1. Avoid Acidic and Sugary Drinks
We all know the usual staining suspects: Coffee, Wine, Soda and other Sugary Beverages. In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in energy drink consumption. With high amounts of sugar and acidity in these drinks, the possibility of cavities, stains and other issues have dramatically increased. Limiting the amount of these beverages you drink on a daily basis can significantly increase the health and brightness of your smile. The healthy alternative; Water!
Pro-Tip: With sugar, it’s not how much you have, it’s how often. Don’t sip/snack on sugars all throughout the day.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
Start circulating water into your daily routine. Drinking water throughout the day helps clear any food particles that can stain your teeth.
Pro-Tip: Drink more tap water. City water has added fluoride in it which helps strengthen your teeth.
3. Swap Out Your Toothbrush Regularly
Look at your toothbrush. Are the bristles bent or worn down? If they are, they are not doing the proper cleaning your teeth need. Swapping out your toothbrush every 3-4 months will keep your teeth in top shape.
You can find hundreds of other teeth brightening & whitening tips online. Just remember to ask your dentist before beginning any new regimen. Remembering these few easy tips will save your teeth while also saving you money!