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Having bright, shiny teeth is a physical attribute highly coveted by many. People with white teeth are considered attractive and approachable by others. Some even associate white teeth with professionalism, trustworthiness and competence in their respective fields.
But, aesthetics aside, studies reveal that the condition and appearance of the teeth are indicators of a person’s overall health. Teeth colour can be influenced by a number of biological factors, such as diet, immune system and age. Diseases like Type 2 diabetes and low bone mineral density can also be detected through the colour of your teeth.
In short, pearly whites are desirable, both aesthetically and health-wise.
Here are some tried-and-tested ways you can keep your chompers clean and vibrant:
Perhaps the simplest way to prevent teeth discolouration is to practice proper oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and gargling are essential to a daily dental care routine. Sticking to it prevents bacteria or other elements from staining your enamel. Make sure you change your toothbrush every three to four months to keep your mouth free from bacteria.
Watching what you eat can help you maintain your bright smile. Strawberries, apples and pineapples are cleansing agents and antioxidants that eradicate bacteria from your mouth that may cause discolouration. Adding a healthy amount of cheese and yoghurt to your diet also aids in breaking down stains on your enamel.
As much as possible, avoid food and beverages that are high in sugar, carbon and acid – they are most likely the culprits of teeth stains and enamel corrosion. This includes coffee, tea, soy sauce, chewy candy and dried fruit. Instead, drink more water. There is no better drink for your body than H2O. If you constantly drink water after a meal or a snack, you wash off a lot of the impurities that may cause staining for your teeth.
If you haven’t gone to the dentist recently, now is the best time to do so. Talk to your dentist about your oral health concerns as well as your desired outcome. Dental professionals can prescribe you the right dental hygiene techniques or treatments that you can undergo for brilliant results.
If you need something a little more immediate, maybe it’s time for a whitening treatment.
Our Townsville dental clinic offers teeth whitening procedures, both for in-office treatments and home programs, all designed to help you get a more radiant smile.
Our in-office treatments are comfortable and safe, giving you long-lasting results. It is an ongoing process that requires you to attend subsequent appointments so we can achieve your desired shade. Home whitening kits, on the other hand, allow you to whiten your own teeth in the comfort of your own home. The home whitening treatments are ten days long and effectively eliminate the stains from your teeth.
Casey Dentists ensures you that whichever treatment you choose, you can expect brilliant and lasting results. Get in touch with us to learn more about our treatments.