Ways to Brighten Your Smile
Since smiling is one of the ways we make a first impression, many of our patients want to make sure they are sending the right message with a healthy, brilliant smile! Over time, our smiles can become stained and yellow due to tobacco use, certain foods, and coffee or tea consumption.
We offer cosmetic dentistry in St. Paul, MN to help our patients achieve a bright, white smile. If you want to keep your smile looking its best so that you feel confident, here are three ways to improve the appearance of your smile.
1. Avoid staining foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits. Drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and dark juices such as beet or carrot juice can cause your smile to darken. Our teeth have microscopic pores that collect stains from smoking, eating, and drinking. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can slow down this process. Regular dental cleanings can remove many surface stains.
2. Maintain your regular dental cleaning appointments. Your hygienist uses special polishing pastes and instruments that can remove surface stains, tartar, and plaque from your teeth. Polishing your teeth removes many of the stains common from day-to-day activities.
3. Seek professional teeth whitening in our St. Paul dental office. If you are a heavy coffee drinker or if you have a tobacco habit, you will likely need a little help restoring the beauty of your smile. We offer professional teeth whitening to bleach away stains that collect and darken your teeth. While over-the-counter products provide some results, they can be unpredictable. Cosmetic dentistry works best when performed under the supervision of a skilled dentist. At our St. Paul dental office, we provide whitening options that offer outstanding and dramatic results for our patients’ smiles.
For information on obtaining a brighter smile or on other cosmetic dentistry options, contact our St. Paul, MN dental office today!