How to Keep Your Teeth White for The Holiday Season

Holiday season is here and we all have so many holiday events to attend! The end of the year is exciting, busy and also sometimes can be stressful. Keeping your appearance as best you can while maintaining the work and family obligations can be challenging.

We all make sure to get our hair to be groomed, nails manicured and wear the best outfit for these events. But have you ever thought of maintaining your teeth as healthy and white as possible? Or were you ever concerned that your breath may offend others or have teeth look yellow? Here are some very simple tips you can follow to keep your teeth beaming.

Have Dental Cleaning and Check Up

Did you know that just having the routine cleaning, you can make your teeth as brightest they can be?

It removes stains that you cannot remove at home by brushing alone. Also getting check-up can identify gum disease and cavity and you could simply treat those quickly. Treating them will brighten your teeth too.

If you have dental insurance and have not been to a dentist this year, you may certainly have full benefit to have above basic work done. Even if time is limited during the holiday season, taking advantage of cleaning and check up using your insurance benefit can make a wise decision at the end of the year.

The visit could cost nearly nothing (your other efforts to look great for the party will probably cost far more) and your mouth will look feel good and look great.

Bleaching

Either at home or office bleaching will definitely brighten your teeth and the best time to do it is after cleaning. Therefore, you are bleaching your freshly cleaned teeth.

We strongly recommend patients to have at least an exam done prior to either over the counter or office provided teeth bleaching so that you would not be bleaching your teeth while there is an underlying dental disease.

Trying to Minimize Dark Colored Drinks and Food

Try to minimize dark-hued drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea and dark juices. If it’s possible, use a straw and/or swish around with water right after drinking. It’s not too hard to ask for a glass of water at a social event.

The best tip would be brushing the teeth right afterward, but it is not always practical to do so.

Maintain Home Oral Hygiene Even Though You Are Tired

Make sure to brush at least twice a day and floss once a day despite how tired you are at the end of the day.

Skipping your or hygiene routine due to limited time or tiredness would definitely promote plaque build-up and more stains (Not to mention road to possible cavities and gum disease).

Choose to Eat Food That Can Help Make Your Teeth White

Food like celery, apples, and carrots are great choices. Please refer to our “LEARN” section to get further information.

We hope that these tips help your teeth become as white and healthy as possible and please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for reading!

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