Social media has put a strange skew on the way we see the world. People have flawless skin, perfect selfies, and pearly whites that seem to reflect like when they appear on Instagram. While some of the things on social media are certainly buffered before they’re posted, beautiful white teeth are absolutely attainable in real life!
As the Lachine Dentist patients go to when they want whiter teeth, Dre Nathalie Kadoch and her team wanted to take this opportunity to help you understand how you, too, can get that Instagram smile.
Un-Darken Your Diet
Long story short, if substances are already dark when they’re going into your mouth, they’re probably going to play a role in staining your teeth. Steer clear of substances that are inherently known to darken enamel, such as:
- Red wine
- Black tea
- Coffee (especially without creamer, which lightens it a bit)
- Cigarettes and cigars
- Dark juices
If you must imbibe on darker food and drink items, be sure to brush your teeth immediately after you’re finished. Use a whitening toothpaste, which is more abrasive than other types, and will help remove stains before they set in.
Utilize Natural Toothbrushes
Certain foods naturally help clean teeth as you eat. Next time you reach for a snack, opt for a substance that’s known to help reduce stains on teeth. You’ll stave off afternoon or late-night cravings while simultaneously wiping unwanted substances from your pearly whites. Consider:
- Raw cauliflower and broccoli
- Seeds and nuts
Go for Professional Whitening Services
No “clean” food or at-home whitening product can whiten your teeth like a dentist’s office can. Our Montreal dental clinic is equipped with the most up-to-date tools and procedure in the industry.
Over-the-counter whitening solutions are not only less effective than professional treatments, but they can also be painful and dangerous if you’re susceptible to certain irritants. For example, if you leave them on too long, you could wind up with sore gums. Gel-filled trays can also irritate your gums.
Be mindful, whitening can make your teeth ultra-sensitive. Your dentist can prepare you for discomfort and prescribe pain medications, if needed.
Are you ready for whiter teeth? Centre Dentaire is the cosmetic dentist Montreal residents trust when they want a more beautiful smile. Learn more about our dentistry services, and reach out to us if you have questions!