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16 May 2014

Keep your teeth sparkling white

Teeth play a big part in anyone’s confidence. So be proud of your smile and boost your confidence. Here at Church Road Dental & Cosmetics we are dedicated to helping the people of Cheadle Hulme, Manchester and beyond to achieve the bright and confident smile they deserve. We have put together some tips to help keep your teeth both glinting white and beautifully healthy.

  • The first, most obvious solution is to keep teeth clean. Health and beauty are interlinked in many areas of life and your teeth are no exception. Brushing not only your teeth, but your tongue helps keep your entire mouth clean. Flossing is one thing many of us forget about but it can make a massive difference to the health and look of teeth. Make it part of your routine and enjoy a healthier and whiter smile.
  • Rinsing with mouthwash can be extremely beneficial. It can quickly wash away stains that cling onto teeth. However, with mouthwash, it’s all about the timing. Rinsing after eating is a perfect way to prevent staining whereas newly brushed teeth can be weakened by a harsh mouthwash.
  • Eating healthily is not only good for the body but also your teeth. Dark green vegetable such as broccoli, spinach and kale contain a mineral compound that creates a film over the teeth. This may make your teeth feel strange but it is actually protecting them against stains. On a sweeter note, strawberries can actively help whiten teeth, as well as being a lovely treat. A combination of the Vitamin C and natural acid help prevent stains and remove plaque.
  • It’s not just what is inside healthy fruits and veg that help keep teeth white, but also the physical action of eating them. It has been shown that crunching on veg like carrots and celery and crispy fruits like apple and pears can help maintain a beautiful smile. The abrasive action of biting down into these fruits and veg polishes teeth and removes stains in the process.
  • With all these healthy options, we imagine you would love to indulge in some lovely cheese. Well, we say go for it! The calcium and phosphorus in cheese, milk and yoghurts improves the enamel and general health of your teeth. Having a small amount of cheese after a meal can prevent decay and keep teeth sparkling. So, next time you go out for a nice meal, go for the cheese board rather than sugary puddings.
  • Avoiding certain foods and drinks, like coffee, wine and tomato sauce is a well-known fact. The general rule is that if it will stain your clothes, then it will stain your teeth. However, fizzy drinks may not stain your teeth, but the acid they are made with can damage the enamel covering teeth causing discolouration. It is recommended that if you insist on drinking fizzy drinks then do so sparingly and use a straw to help bypass the interaction with the teeth.
  • Finally, as teeth-whitening treatments have become more and more popular, so have the home remedies. We only suggest completely safe options as part of a healthy diet or treatments performed by professionals. Many home remedies that treat teeth with lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda or vinegar may have a whitening effect in the short term but the properties of these ingredients, whether acidic or alkaline in the case of baking soda, can be too abrasive to teeth, damaging the enamel and ultimately making the teeth seem discoloured.

In many cases following these steps still cannot eliminate all the stains on teeth. A helping hand may be needed in the form of a professional, reliable, and effective teeth whitening service. At Church Road Dental & Cosmetics we offer our customers both in-chair and home-based treatments that are completely tailored to our customers. Whichever route you choose, at Church Road Dental & Cosmetics we are proud to offer our customers the latest and most effective treatments to ensure a beautiful white smile.

To discover more about our teeth whitening treatments visit our website or book an appointment at our Manchester practice online today and let us help you achieve your perfect smile.

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