Who doesn’t want a nice, bright smile these days? While your teeth used to be your teeth color no matter what you did to them, with the advent and proliferation of teeth whitening products out there, now most anyone can have a whiter, movie-star smile. Here at the dental office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS, we have patients ask us on a regular basis about teeth whitening tips, so we thought we should share a few here for you to consider!
First, know that all teeth whitening products are not created equal! With everything from toothpastes to natural products like abrasive baking soda to the strips and gels, there are more options to choose from than teeth in your mouth! The best and most effective teeth whitening is going to take place in a dentist office with dental-grade materials that can be matched and monitored by one of our professionals.
Second, keep in mind that what you eat and drink can play a large role in the color of your teeth. While it’s not a big secret that if you smoke or chew tobacco, your teeth might become stained, many people are surprised to learn about other seemingly harmless things that can stain your teeth. These can include things like coffee, tea, cola, red wine, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, curry and even blueberries!
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask about teeth whitening products that you could try over the counter. We won’t be offended if you want to try something over the counter before trying our services, so let us know what you’re thinking! We can help you steer clear of options that won’t be effective for you.
For more information on teeth whitening, contact us here at the dental office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS.