People can’t seem to get their teeth white enough simply through brushing alone. So we want to offer you some tips and tricks on how to maintain or better achieve a whiter smile, outside of our professional whitening treatments.

Use Whitening Pastes and Liquids

There are a variety of teeth whitening toothpastes on the market that will help you keep the stains on your teeth – due to daily food choices – to a minimum. Although they won’t help you achieve a smile that is multiple shades lighter, it will help to minimize coffee and red wine stains, along with other such dark food and drink choices.

Add Some Crunch to Your Diet

Surprisingly, crunching on items such as carrots and apples, can help clean your teeth naturally through the day as you snack, and can remove the plaque and dark coloured residue from your teeth left over from other foods or drinks. So pack some crunch with your lunch as an alternate way to keep your teeth “clean” over the afternoon hours.

Use a Straw

Drinking from a straw can help to reduce stains caused from dark coloured drinks. So where possible …use a straw.

Reduce Dark Food and Drinks

Taking coffee and/or red wine out of your diet will help you better maintain a white smile, but if that seems like a ridiculous notion, at least rinse with water and/or brush as soon as you can after consumption.

Check Your Medications

Sometimes medications can cause your teeth to colour, so ask your doctor or dental professional about that too.

At DentistsRUs, we openly admit to loving bright white smiles, and offer in-office treatments to help you achieve exactly that. So book an appointment with any of our local dental professionals below, and get your pearly whites back to white just in time for the winter holidays!

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View