Regular brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet are all integral toward having a brighter, whiter smile. As more people seek to achieve whiter teeth, there are tons of options available today. The safest way to get your teeth whitened beyond brushing and flossing is by visiting a holistic Miami dentist. In the meantime, here are a couple of whitening steps you may wish not to take when you’re looking to brighten those pearly whites.
Using whitening toothpaste every day. The over-the-counter toothpaste that promises to whiten teeth work practically immediately but they may result in long-term damage. These kinds of toothpastes may contain abrasive ingredients that could cause damage to the enamel, the protective layer of the teeth.
Relying too much on white strips. Similar to the toothpaste, whitening strips are another option but again, they may not be the best to use on a long-term basis. These strips may cause the teeth to become more sensitive, they may negatively affect the gums, and you may notice bright splotches.
Consuming acidic foods. We’ve mentioned that acidic foods can wear down the enamel which does not “regenerate” once it dissolves. This could lead to cavities, increased tooth sensitivity, and it may even cause the gums to recede.
Doing it once. If you want whiter teeth, you’re going to need to be consistent. If you visit a dentist and have the teeth whitened, that’s about as white as they’re going to get. However, drinking liquids like tea, coffee, or red wine will eventually turn the teeth into a not-as-white shade.
If you have any questions about whitening or holistic dental care Miami, we’d be happy to answer them.