How Can You Brighten Your Smile?

burdswhitesmileAre your teeth starting to get stained from all of the coffee you’ve been drinking lately? Don’t be embarrassed – there are several ways you can whiten you teeth to give you a wider, brighter smile. Holding back on dark drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine and soda can help to keep your teeth white. The acidity in these drinks plays a huge part in why they can stain your teeth so easily, it’s recommended that you stay away from acidic food and drinks to protect your teeth. How can you brighten your smile?

Foods And Drinks To Avoid:

  • Candy
  • Wine
  • Tea
  • Sauce
  • Sugary/Sports Drinks
  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Tobacco (although not a food or drink, it is an important habit to stay away from to make sure you have a healthy body and a healthy mouth!)

What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?

You have several options when it comes to whitening your smile. You can visit your dentist for a professional teeth whitening, take home a teeth whitening kit, buy teeth whitening trays over the counter, cleaning, or porcelain veneers.

Most teeth whitening kits include a bleaching agent to change the color of your teeth. With a professional whitening, you may only need one treatment because your dentist’s bleaching agent has higher bleach content. Your dentist is able to monitor the treatment should any problems arise. Usually, if you take home a whitening treatment, your dentist will give you trays that are filled with a gel that contains bleach – these are typically worn as needed depending on the patient.