Show Your Snow-White Smile This Winter

snow white smileArtist Antoinette van Kleeff once said, “When snow falls, nature listens.” My Austin dental practice is always ready to listen, especially when it comes to maintaining your pearly whites.  Give us a call with questions and don’t forget to follow these simple steps to help ward off unsightly stains.

Brushing Up on Stain Prevention

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times — regular brushing and flossing are two of the biggest cavity and stain fighting techniques you can do at home, everyday. No teeth are resistant to the many stain-causing food and drinks we encounter throughout the day, but you can better protect and prevent the damage by always brushing twice daily and flossing once. Brush when you wake up and before bed for best protection.

Food and Beverage Blues

We hate to say it but some of your favorite foods and delicious drinks are the biggest reasons your teeth aren’t so winter white. Dark, sugary drinks are most likely to leave their mark, just as are rich foods. If a food or drink is capable of staining your tablecloth, it’s most likely able to leave its mark on your teeth too. Some of the biggest offenders include: Red wine, soda, berry juice, coffee, sauce, and gravy. Fight back by using a straw to slurp down drinks, and swallow foods swiftly leaving less time to linger and stain.

Bright White, Day or Night

Different whitening procedures will work best on a variety of teeth stains. Lifting these pesky, colorful remnants to reveal your best smile is an achievable accomplishment. You can use a whitening toothpaste, but be sure to check the label for the American Dental Association seal of approval. Porcelain veneers are another long-term solution for whiter, brighter teeth.  Be sure to check with your Austin dentist before starting any whitening procedures.

When the white stuff does start to come down this winter, my dental office in Austin will be ready to assist you, making sure your teeth are pearly white, healthy, and happy. Ensuring your comfort with grace, elegance, and empathy is our highest priority!

Welcoming new patients from Austin, Westlake, and Cedar Park in any kind of weather.

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