What You Can Do At Home to Keep Your Teeth White
Read on to find out 4 ways to help whiten your teeth
Tooth whitening treatments are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. When this treatment is performed by a qualified dentist it is also the safest option for beautifying your smile. However, did you know there were foods that can help keep your teeth white?
When it comes to teeth whitening a lot of the time dentists tell you what foods to avoid. So we thought we’d compile a short list of foods that can help keep your teeth white.
- Oranges and pineapples
These fruits contain an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain acts as a natural stain remover. According to research, bromelain can help break up plaque. Why is this good? Plaque can lead to serious tooth decay if it isn’t kept in check.
Like oranges and pineapples, strawberries are an effective stain remover. Strawberries contain malic acid, and it is this acid that helps keep your teeth white.
- Dairy Products
Products like cheese and (sugar-free) yoghurt can help protect teeth against decay. This is because dairy products such as cheese and yoghurt contain lactic acid. Also, chewing on hard cheeses promotes saliva production which helps fight plague.
According to a study published last month, cheese increases the PH levels in mouth. The authors of the study said that this suggests cheese might have anti-cavity properties. Another study showed that the children of women who ate cheese and other dairy products during pregnancy were more likely to have better-than-average oral health.
- Carrots, Celery, Apples
Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables work as an abrasive to clean your teeth. These foods also produce saliva which helps prevent plaque from developing.
At City Smiles we offer a range of tooth whitening options to suit your needs…
Tooth whitening is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry available. It is also, when carried out by a dentist, a safe way of brightening up your smile. There are a number of reasons why you should go to the dentist for your tooth whitening needs.
Firstly, a dentist is trained not just in looking after your teeth but your general oral health as well. What this means is that a dentist can take a whole-mouth approach to your tooth whitening to ensure that you get the best results possible. Secondly, teeth can become discoloured from the inside out. If this is the case then a tooth whitening treatment is not going to solve the problem. A City Smiles dentist would need to further examine your teeth to determine the correct course of action. If you go to a beauty salon or a kiosk in a shopping centre they are not likely to be able to identify potentially harmful signs of discolouration.
Quality is another big reason why getting your teeth whitened at City Smiles is the best option. At City Smiles in Melbourne we offer a range of tooth whitening treatments to work around your busy lifestyle.
Take Home Tooth Whitening Kits…
Take home tooth whitening kits at City Smiles are a great way to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home. City Smiles uses the finest tooth whitening products to help you achieve your goal.
The Opalescence Take-Home System is a customised treatment designed to fit around your lifestyle. You will be given a customised tray that will comfortably fit your mouth. With these trays you’ll be given the Opalescence gel to help you whiten your teeth at home.
In-chair Tooth Whitening…
Our in-chair tooth whitening is an hour session using Opalescence Xtra Boost that produces great results. At the end of the procedure you’ll be given a take home kit to help keep your teeth white.
For more information on our tooth whitening treatments, or to book an appointment at our conveniently located dental practice in Collins St, Melbourne, please do not hesitate to contact us.