Having bright, white teeth can make a great first impression and boost self-confidence. But without proper care, teeth can become stained and discolored over time from food, drinks, smoking, and other factors. The good news is there are ways to keep your pearly whites bright and prevent yellowing. We wanted to share a few ways on maintaining white teeth. 

  • Brush your teeth Twice Daily

To keep your teeth sparkling, make sure brush your teeth twice a day. Ideally, do it first thing in the morning and right before bed. Brushing helps remove plaque buildup and surface stains that accumulate during the day and at night. Make gentle circular motions with the bristles angled towards your gumline with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Choose a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your tooth enamel. Avoid brushing too aggressively, which can damage your teeth over time. 

  • Floss at least once.

Brushing alone doesn’t remove the plaque and debris between your teeth. That’s why you need to floss at least once per day. Flossing gets rid of things stuck between your teeth that could lead to gum disease and cavities if left untreated. Gently floss between each tooth, getting near your gum line. Also, floss before you brush, so anything you pick up can be cleaned away after. 

  • Get Regular Checkups

Visiting us for a checkup is an important part of maintaining white teeth. We can professionally your teeth which gets rid of some surface stains. Also, we’ll examine your mouth for underlying issues that occurred between visits. This ensures we stay on top of problems as they arise, which is much easier to treat and less costly for you. We can also share personalized tips for you to make the most of your oral care routine at home.

  • Cut back Foods and Beverages That Stain

Drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth. Other foods such as berries, tomato sauces, and soy sauce can also cause tooth discoloration. Whenever possible, limit how much you enjoy these items. For drinks you consume daily, such as coffee or tea, consider sipping your favorite brew through a straw. When you do enjoy these foods and drinks, rinse your mouth with water after. Then, brush about 30 minutes later. No sooner, as the acidity can erode your enamel, which can lead to further discoloration. 

  • Come in for a professional teeth whitening

If you want to make a big difference to the color of your teeth, come in for a teeth whitening. We even have custom trays that you can use at home to transform the color of your teeth. It all depends on quick you want the results. No matter which one you choose, you will love the results. It gives you a more professional outcome than anything you’d buy from the store. 

By following these tips, you can limit stains and maintain your beautiful white teeth. Call Sequoia Dental Office today at 559-608-3533 to schedule an appointment, or make one online