Ways To Protect Your Teeth From Stains
Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette of Cohasset Dental are your cosmetic dentists in Cohasset, MA. We can help you get to your brightest, whitest smile with teeth whitening treatments, but you need to take great care of your mouth if you want your teeth to stay free of stains. Keep reading for tips on protecting your teeth from stains, and come see us if you're unhappy with the shade of your smile.
Daily hygiene routine
To keep your smile at its brightest, you need to take great care of your teeth every day. Your cosmetic dentist in Cohasset, MA, will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. 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.
Making good choices
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, which limits your teeth's exposure to the liquid. 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! Commit to quitting to give yourself a beautiful smile.
Regular professional cleanings
If you want to keep your teeth bright, it's important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning appointments from your cosmetic dentists in Cohasset, MA, twice a year. At a tooth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease and keeps your teeth free of stains.
Dr. Thomas and Dr. Chenette of Cohasset Dental offer cosmetic dentistry in Cohasset, MA, to help keep your teeth their brightest! Call us for an appointment at (781) 383-9393.