Now that Christmas is past, we’re looking forward to the New Year! Have you made your resolutions? If you want to learn more about keeping your smile bright and beautiful in 2019, then we have a few tips for our Richardson TX, patients.

Maintain a Healthier Diet

Did you know that what we eat and drink impacts the brightness of our smile? Sugary foods and drinks promote plaque buildup, which not only weakens tooth enamel and inflames gums tissue, but also leads to discoloration. In addition, drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, soda, red wine, and coffee, also cause teeth stains. When we drink more water and consume a healthier diet, we improve our oral health, overall health, and help our smile stay brighter for longer.

Homecare and Preventive Visits

In addition to our diet, we also need to care for our smile from home. Daily care helps limit how much plaque forms on the teeth. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Be sure you use a toothpaste with fluoride as well! You also need to floss every night before bed. Twice a year, be sure you attend a checkup and cleaning. During the cleaning portion, we remove all plaque buildup and then polish your teeth, which helps patients achieve a whiter smile.

Cosmetic Care

If you have discoloration, then we have professional treatment options to remove discoloration. With our in-office procedure, we remove discoloration in one sitting. We also have an at-home system that involves a set of custom-made trays and a bleaching gel to brighten smiles by multiple shades over the course of about ten days. If you have permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to whitening, we can mask them with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. If you want to learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.

Do You Want a Whiter Smile?

With cosmetic treatment and routine homecare, we can help your smile stay bright and healthy! For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).