We all want to make a great first impression – and today, a big part of first impressions is your smile! If you have discolored or misshapen teeth, you know just how uncomfortable it can be to carry on a conversation without experiencing anxiety about others judging your smile. A cosmetic dentist has the solutions to give you a smile you can be proud of, and we have some tips and tricks that cosmetic dentists recommend for getting a brighter smile.

  1. Practice good dental hygiene. While brushing two times a day is perfectly acceptable, we recommend brushing after every meal. If a toothbrush isn’t easily accessible, you can swish water around your mouth to help get rid of any buildup. Use whitening toothpaste and, perhaps most importantly, floss regularly to remove harmful plaque.
  2. Cut out staining beverages. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, wine and colorful sports drinks contribute a lot to the discoloration of your teeth. If you can’t bear to live without your favorite beverages, we suggest using a straw to minimize the amount of contact that the liquid makes with your teeth.
  3. Quit smoking. Not only is smoking bad for your overall health, leading to lung cancers, mouth cancers, and more, cigarettes also turn your teeth an unflattering yellow. If you can quit smoking, your teeth and your body will be much healthier and much happier.

Consult a cosmetic dentist for immediate results, such as professional teeth whitening. You can make a difference in getting the bright, dazzling smile you’ve always dreamed of!  Call (562) 434-6414 to schedule an appointment and find the solution perfect for you!