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3 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Whiter, Cleaner, and Healthier in 2019

Looking to improve your smile in 2019? These three New Year’s resolutions are bound to make your smile both whiter and brighter!

1. Cut back on the coffee.

While you might love a cup of steaming coffee to start off your morning, your teeth don’t. Coffee stains your teeth’s enamel, meaning that your smile isn’t as white or as bright.

Of course, we’re not cruel enough to tell you to cut out coffee 100 percent. But it is a wise idea to cut back in the interest of your dental hygiene.

So if you’re known to chug down three or four cups of coffee over the course of your day, try to cut it back to one or two. If you find yourself craving more, try reaching for a cup of green or herbal tea instead.

If you can’t seem to bring yourself to cut back, at least be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly after drinking a cup.

2. Floss daily.

Flossing is absolutely critical to your oral hygiene. So if you’re not a flosser, 2019 is the year to start!

Flossing removes the plaque particles between your teeth, which reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease. Of course, it also keeps your teeth looking white and beautiful. For optimal results, you want to aim to floss twice a day. But if twice a day is too much, at least flossing once a day - at nighttime before bed to prevent food and debris from remaining in the crevices of your teeth overnight - is still better than not flossing at all.

As we say in our clinic: #flossdaily

3. Eat more seeds.

Scientists believe that our Paleolithic ancestors had amazing teeth (in relation to the harsh living conditions and lack of medical care).

The reason?

Anthropologists suspect that, in part, this can be attributed to their high consumption of seeds, which fend off plaque and help to build tooth enamel. Furthermore, many seeds contain high calcium levels, which work to preserve the bone around your teeth and gums.

The bottom line?

If you’re in search of a better smile in 2019, amp up your seed consumption. They can easily be sprinkled across fresh salads, ground into smoothies or grab a handful for a quick, healthy snack.

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4 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Smile

4 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Smile

Did you know that 18 percent of people make an effort to conceal their smile in photos because they aren’t confident about their smile? Everyone wants a smile that is whiter and brighter, and it seems like there are a million and one whitening products out on the market today. But did you know that these four simple tricks and tips can actually help you to whiten your teeth?

1. Eat more fruit.

Believe it or not, fruits are actually an easy and effect way to brighten up your smile, especially citrus fruits. The acids oxidize the stains on teeth, helping them to look whiter and brighter. So stock up on strawberries, apples, pears, and oranges — your teeth will thank you! Catherine Zeta Jones reportedly rubs her teeth with strawberries to maximize the whitening power of fruit.

2. Drink with a straw.

When you drink straight out of a cup or a mug, everything passes over your teeth. If you are drinking liquids like tea, coffee, or cola, they can easily stain your teeth. By drinking through a straw, you can minimize your teeth’s exposure to these potentially damaging liquids.

3. Invest in an excellent toothbrush.

The right toothbrush is one of the most important ways to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Choose one with soft bristles, and make sure you replace it regularly. Some research has suggested that an electric toothbrush may help you to get an even more effective brush.

4. Talk to your dentist about whitening treatments.

If you are looking for something a bit more powerful than a natural whitening remedy, you may want to consider talking with your dentist about potential whitening treatments. Many of these treatments are easy, cost effective, and quick. In-office laser whitening treatments can typically be done in roughly half an hour. Custom-fit take-home trays are an option that can be reused, and your dentist can likely also recommend commercial whitening strips. All in all, there are a number of different excellent options out there to help you whiten and brighten your smile. Your dentist can help you to figure out which of these options is right for you.

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