All babies have white teeth erupt inside their mouths par any debilitating factor that occurred while they were in the womb. The teeth are naturally white. It is only over time that they begin to dull and discolor. Because the teeth are naturally white, it goes to reason that there are outside factors that contribute to tooth discoloration and that there are things you can do to enhance your smile’s natural whiteness.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are the most popular cosmetic dental procedures done each year in the United States. Billions of dollars are spent by people trying to get the whitest smile possible. Yet, there are a few simple things you can do every day to boost your smile’s whiteness and begin to reverse the discoloration that has set in.
- Avoid All Soft Drinks – Soft drinks provide no benefits whatsoever other than enjoyment to your tastebuds. Soft drinks are laden with sugar. The average 8-ounce soda contains over 80% of your recommended daily intake of sugar. The high amount of sugar and the rate at which most Americans drink soft drinks is a substantial contributing factor to why obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease have been on the rise in the past few decades. Soft drinks also contain stain-causing colors and chemicals that lead to discoloration of your teeth. When a high sugar intake compromises the health of the teeth, the teeth will easily absorb added coloring within soft drinks and decrease your smile’s beauty.
- Limit acidic foods and beverages — Acid is notorious for eating away at anything it encounters. Soft drinks, juice, all forms of alcohol, and citrus fruits are highly acidic. Acidic foods and drinks will weaken the tooth enamel, leaving it vulnerable to discoloration and decay. By limiting your consumption of acidic foods and beverages, you can enhance your smile’s natural whiteness.
- Floss and brush daily – Flossing your teeth is the most important thing you can do for your oral health. Floss removes dental plaque from between the teeth and the gum line, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing twice a day helps clean the surfaces of the teeth and buff away remaining dental plaque.
- Rinse Your Mouth After Eating & Drinking – After you eat or drink anything other than water, take 30 seconds to rinse your mouth with water. This rinsing will help wash away staining residue left behind before it starts staining your teeth.
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