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How to Maintain a Healthy and Vibrant Smile

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Proper oral care is important even though it can seem tedious at times. Proper oral care can help prevent diseases and other issues within your mouth. It will also help keep your smile bright, which can boost your confidence levels as well. Studies have also shown that people with whiter smiles tend to thrive in the workplace. The studies have shown people that had whiter teeth were more likely to get a promotion and hired from a job interview. You can maintain a vibrant smile by eating properly, visiting your dentist regularly, and having a good cleaning routine.

Eating Properly

If you want to keep your teeth white and bright, you will want to avoid food and drinks that can cause teeth discoloration. Drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, soda, and even some tea, can cause teeth discoloration. Most people know that red wine can cause your teeth to darken, but white wine can also discolor your teeth. Foods that are high in acidity and citrus fruits can also darken your teeth. If you do eat or drink something that can cause discoloration, you should try to brush your teeth afterwards.

Dentist Visits

Visiting your dentist regularly will also help you maintain a healthy smile. They can perform routine cleanings and catch any illnesses in your mouth that may be starting. They can also offer alternatives to keeping your smile vibrant. One such alternative is a professional teeth whitening treatment. Chicago Smile Design offers both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services so you can rely on them to keep your smile healthy and bright.

Routine

Having a good oral care routine is crucial. You want to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. You should also use a mild mouthwash after brushing. If you have sensitive teeth, you may want to choose a sensitive toothpaste and mouthwash. When you floss, try to go slowly and soft. If you rush through flossing, you can damage your gums. Using a soft bristle toothbrush can also help to not cause any extra damage to your teeth. Also try not to brush too vigorously, as this can wear tooth enamel and cause receding gums. These are just some ways to keep your smile bright, now you can go out and flash those pearly whites!

Chicago Smile Design

Choose Chicago Smile Design as your Chicago dentist. From teeth whitening, to wisdom teeth removal, and dental implants, we have all your dental needs covered. Request a consultation on our website or go ahead and give us a call to schedule your next appointment!


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