Many of us wonder what it can take to get a bright Hollywood smile! So, how are we able to make our teeth look clean and white while also being healthy? We can provide you with that answer!

A smile is a great first impression, and everyone should be able to smile with happiness and confidence.

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Here are some tips for obtaining and maintaining a nice, bright, and white smile!

  1. Basics: The first and most important step to a white smile that is also a healthy one, is to ensure you maintain proper oral hygiene techniques. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes and floss every day!
  2. Staining: As your Dentist in North Strathfield, coffee is a must. Haha! However, things such as coffee, tea, foods containing lots of soy sauce or curries, red wine, and smoking will stain your teeth immensely! If you are having trouble avoiding it and need to indulge, rinse your mouth for 30 seconds with some water afterwards.
  3. Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss: There is a whitening ingredient known as ‘peroxide’ and can be found in certain toothpastes, mouthwashes, and floss. It is great if you would like to use them in moderation to try to make your smile whiter, however, excessive use may result in tooth sensitivity for a few days. Whitening toothpaste may help whiten your teeth by 1 shade and can be helped alongside the use of floss.
  4. Dental Trays/Home-Kits: As your Dentist in Concord, we are well-equipped to help you achieve your teeth whitening goals in the comfort of your own home! The kits contain a gel with high peroxide levels. It is recommended to use these kits for 20 minutes at least 3x a week. This is considered one of those most effective ways to whiten your teeth yourself. Please ensure you follow the instructions provided on the kits and/or by your dentist!
  5. Diet: We highly recommend that we touch base on diet and sugar intake. Limiting sugar will help decrease the risk of overloaded oral bacteria that can cause plaque and gingivitis (gum inflammation).
  6. Healthy Acids: There is an acid known as malic acid that can be found in many berry fruits, like strawberries. If you need a sweet substitute that has whitening properties, it’s suggested to opt for berries and apply the pulp of the berry to your teeth for a few minutes.
  7. Dental In-Chair Whitening: Lastly, the tip that gives instant results is to visit us here at Distinct Dental Centre to receive your teeth whitening in our chair. As a Dentist in Strathfield, we know how good it would be to receive our goal smile straight away! Using a high-intensity peroxide gel and a blue LED light for activation, we are able to go 5-8 whiter than your natural shade. It takes two hours for great results that can last if you follow the previous steps of this blog!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: How soon after whitening can I eat or drink?
    • A: It’s best to wait at least an hour to let your teeth recover from the whitening process.
  2. Q: Can I use any toothpaste after teeth whitening?
    • A: Opt for a toothpaste specifically designed for whitening or one recommended by your dentist.
  3. Q: How often should I floss for post-whitening care?
    • A: Aim to floss once a day, ensuring you reach all areas between your teeth.
  4. Q: Are touch-up whitening sessions necessary?
    • A: Depending on your habits, touch-up sessions every 6-12 months can help maintain your bright smile.
  5. Q: Can I drink coffee after teeth whitening?
    • A: While it’s best to minimize coffee intake, if you do indulge, use a straw to reduce contact with your teeth
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