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Top tips on keeping your teeth white from our dentist

When you see your smile in photographs or when you are tagged on social media, do you wish that your teeth were whiter?

If so, you aren’t alone. As many as 8 out of 10 people want to have whiter teeth, but are somewhat stuck as to how they can achieve this at home. The reality is that if you truly want to whiten your teeth, you will need the help of our team, and you may need to tweak your lifestyle a bit.

At Thorpe Bay Dental, we can offer a range of treatments that are both cosmetic and restorative, but aren’t invasive. Our dentist in Thorpe Bay can also offer advice relating to dental whitening and how to keep your teeth whiter, so you will know how to maintain this at home and what techniques are available if you visit our dental team.

So, with that in mind, in this article, our dentist in Thorpe Bay breaks down some of the most common methods and tips that can help you to get and maintain a brighter, whiter smile.

Maintain oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is not only about keeping your smile free from cavities and gum disease, although that is a large part of it!

When you clean your teeth twice a day with an electric toothbrush, floss them and use mouthwash, you are removing surface stains that, if left, could penetrate the enamel and cause your teeth to turn yellow or even brown. If you aren’t sure about which electric toothbrush is right for you or aren’t sure how to floss correctly, visit our dentist in Thorpe Bay for advice!

See our team often

This shouldn’t be surprising, but many people forget the role of maintenance in a whiter smile that our team can provide. By attending check-ups every 6 months, we can offer deep cleaning, which will remove plaque and tartar. Both of these, if left, turn yellow or even brown with time, which is not great for a healthy, whiter smile. So, if it's been some time you had a dental check-up, call us today!

Cut out smoking

Nicotine in cigarettes and cigars causes the fingers to turn yellow, as well as the teeth.

So, if you are a smoker, you may find yourself becoming frustrated at how hard it is to whiten your teeth. The reality is that unless you stop smoking or reduce it, you simply won’t get the whiter smile you crave. Talk to our dental team for help and advice on smoking cessation.

Drink water!

Water is the best drink out there, and it makes up 75% of your body.

And by drinking water regularly, you stimulate the salivary glands in your mouth, which help wash away stains and debris, once again helping to keep your teeth brighter and whiter.

Whitening treatments

Unfortunately, for some people, all of the aforementioned treatments may come up short, usually due to genetics and the colouration of your teeth. It happens!

Our team can offer bleach-based whitening treatments or even the fitting of veneers to help your smile to glow. You won’t be able to stop showing it off! If this sounds like a treatment you want to undertake, call our team for more information.


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