The holiday season has ended, and you may be concerned about how your smile will look in the new year. If you want it to stand out, here are some tips.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating right is the cornerstone to good health, but it is especially important for your teeth. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamin C, which increases saliva production. This helps keep teeth clean and prevents decay.

Avoid Dark Beverages

Drinks such as coffee, red wine, juice and cola can stain your teeth, leaving them dull and yellow. If you are not able to avoid these beverages, you should drink them with a straw. This method will move these liquids past the teeth very quickly before they can cause stains. It is also helpful to rinse your mouth after you are done drinking.

Use a Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpastes are an inexpensive way to keep your smile bright. They can be purchased at any grocery store or pharmacy and will prevent stain buildup if used twice daily.

Use a Whitening System

Whitening kits utilize a peroxide formula to remove surface stains from your teeth. The kits can be purchased in the store. You will have to commit time each day to wearing strips or trays to get the best results. Kits can be used with a whitening toothpaste.

See your Houston Dentist

If you have tried all of the above methods and still do not have the smile you want, it is time to consult with Sinada Dentistry in Houston. You may need a professional whitening session to get the brightness you need for the holidays. Most whitening can be performed in a single office appointment.

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