Protect Your Teeth From Stains
Artistic Dentistry with Dr. Michael Pugh as your cosmetic dentist in Huntsville, AL. We can help you get to your brightest, whitest smile with teeth whitening treatments, but you need to keep up good habits if you want your teeth to stay free of stains. Keep reading for tips for protecting your teeth from stains, and come see us in Huntsville, AL, if you're unhappy with the shade of your smile.
You need to take great care of your teeth to keep them at their brightest and whitest. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you have a history of cavities you may want to add a fluoride rinse to your routine. Daily brushing and flossing keep plaque from building up on your teeth, preventing tooth decay and gum disease, and keeping your teeth free from stains.
Smoking can lead to heavy staining on your teeth, and your dentist will always recommend quitting smoking to prevent oral cancer. Most people can't quit on their own or on their first try, so don't get discouraged! Make the change for the health of your mouth, and to maintain a beautiful smile.
Certain drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and wine can lead to staining on the teeth. Enjoy these beverages occasionally and with water so your teeth get rinsed at the same time. You can also use a straw to limit your teeth' exposure to the drinks.
When you want to keep your teeth white, it's important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning appointments at your cosmetic dentist in Huntsville, AL, twice a year. At a professional teeth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth. This also helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
If you're unhappy with the shade of your smile, Artistic Dentistry by Dr. Michael Pugh can help give you a boost of brightness. Keep taking great care of your teeth to protect them from stains! Contact us for an appointment in Huntsville, AL, at (256) 536-3386.