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Whitening Your Teeth is Only the Beginning



Whitening is only the first step to having white teeth.

If you want to have a bright white smile but are not getting all of the results that you want from simple teeth whitening, you might be searching for whitening tips that are easy to incorporate into your existing daily and dental routines.


The most important way to keep your teeth a beautiful shiny white is to prevent teeth stains from occurring in the first place. As you get older, the outer layer of protective enamel on your teeth wears away. The layer that is exposed over time is called dentin, and it is naturally more yellow. If you whiten your teeth at home or professionally, it’s especially important to avoid foods and drinks that can discolor teeth so that the results of your procedure can last longer.

No Butts About It

If you are one of the Americans that can’t seem to kick a smoking habit, a bright white smile may seem like a impossibility. Smoking is one of the biggest culprits preventing your whitening treatments from making an impact and preventing your smile from shining. Tobacco smoking forms brown stains that grow in the grooves and pits present in your tooth enamel. These stains are almost impossible to remove by brushing and flossing. The more that you smoke and the longer you smoke, the stains will get deeper in color and harder to remove.

Examine Your Drinking and Diet

Your daily diet could be impacting how white your teeth are. One of the best whitening tips is to examine the things that you are frequently eating and drinking and change your diet or tooth brushing habits to compensate. How can you tell if something is going to stain your teeth? Anything that can leave a stain or mark on a white T-shirt can leave a stain or mark on your smile. Coffee is a major offender of tooth staining. Other drinks like tea, cola or darker colored sodas, a fruit juices can leave behind serious stains on your smile. Whitening products can temporarily counteract these stains, but they will continue to develop slowly and increase over time if you don’t change your drinking or brushing habits.

Ready to Get the White Smile You’re Dreaming Of?

Whether you are looking for professional tooth whitening options or seeking ways to make your already bright smile even whiter, Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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