Can Dental Cleaning and Prevention Make My Teeth Whiter?
Yes, it can! Regular cleaning will remove the buildup of plaque that makes your teeth look dulled, yellow, and stained as it accumulates. While a variety of factors – including genetics, external medical conditions, and medications – can affect your teeth’s tendency to stain, these habits will also increase the likelihood of discoloration and staining:
- Consumption of deeply pigmented foods and drinks, such as chocolate, coffee, wine, dark cola, and colored candies
- Consumption of acidic foods and drinks, such as fruit juices and tomato-based sauces
- Usage of cannabis and tobacco products (both smoking and chewing)
How Can I Prevent Future Dental Issues?
Good preventative care habits at home are the foundation of lifelong dental health! We recommend brushing teeth at least twice a day, both when you wake up and before you go to bed, as well as flossing daily. If you’re able, use an electric toothbrush – it’ll remove plaque and clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly than a regular one can.
We know life gets in the way sometimes and that you can’t always maintain perfect dental hygiene habits if you’re busy or on the go. Just remember that doing the best you can is always better than nothing!