A bright and white smile is important for making a good first impression. Even after initial meetings, a white smile indicates optimal oral health and can help produce feelings of confidence and boost self-esteem. No wonder then that tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry service in the United States. But outside of in-office and take-home teeth whitening options, what are the most effective ways to brighten your smile?
Four easy ways to keep your teeth white are:
- Not smoking – nicotine is tenacious and pervasive. There is no way to keep your teeth white if you use tobacco
- Drinking coffee and tea out of a straw – using a straw helps prevent these darker beverages from staining the surface of the teeth
- Reducing your intake of carbonated beverages and sports drinks – the acids in these drinks erodes enamel. The color darkens teeth
- Brushing after every meal and snack – brushing your teeth with a mildly abrasive toothpaste can help remove surface stains while also polishing enamel
Visiting Austin dentist Dr. John Schmid every six months is also necessary for a bright and healthy smile. During these visits, surface stains can be completely removed and cosmetic dentistry services such as topical whitening, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers can be discussed as needed to help ensure your smile remains attractive and healthy year round.
To schedule your free cosmetic dentistry consultation at our Austin office, please contact Dr. John Schmid today. We welcome patients from Round Rock and all surrounding Texas communities.