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Tips for a Whiter, Healthier Smile

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Everyone wants a healthy, white smile that can light up a room. If you aren’t happy with your teeth right now, what are some things you can do to improve their health and appearance? Here are tips for a whiter, healthier smile starting today!

Improve Your Oral Hygiene Routine

The easiest way to get better oral health and whiter teeth is to step up your oral hygiene habits. That means brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. Be sure to gently brush your gums and your tongue, too. Whitening toothpaste can help remove surface stains. If you love food and drinks that tend to stain (like red wine, coffee, and tomato sauce), consider at least rinsing after enjoying.

Eat More Fresh Fruits, Vegetables & Yogurt

Crunchy foods like apples and carrots help remove plaque from your teeth. Fruits and veggies are also full of vitamins that keep your teeth strong. Yogurt is another good food for your oral health. It’s packed with calcium and probiotics that fight against gum disease and tooth decay.

Don’t Smoke

The tar and nicotine in tobacco smoke cause yellow staining over time. Smoking is also a common cause of severe gum disease, which leads to tooth loss. If you currently smoke and aren’t happy with your smile, quitting is one way to protect your health and improve your teeth’s appearance.

Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

At Edgewater Dental Arts, we provide a variety of services to the Annapolis area, including cosmetic dentistry. If you want to dramatically whiten your smile, consider a treatment like professional teeth whitening. Zoom, at-home whitening trays, or QuickPro are great ways to get a brighter, whiter smile.

Keep Up with Preventative Dental Care at Our Edgewater Office

Our last tip for a great smile is to visit our dental team every six months. Regular cleanings and exams protect your oral health and let us catch any problems early on. If you have any questions about the services we offer or want to set up an appointment, please contact us today!

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John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.