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Teeth whitening has become very popular over the years. There are whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes and gels available in many retail stores. However, the best option for whitening your teeth is the one provided by your dentist. Dr. Alexander Larsen at Gentle Dental Arts in Orem, Utah can give you a safe and effective whitening treatment in the office. Once the treatment is through, your teeth will shine like never before. But how do you maintain your new look?

One the best things you can do to make sure that your smile stays white is to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss before going to bed, and to see your dentist for regular cleanings and exams. You see, healthy tooth enamel is essential to keeping your teeth white, and solid oral hygiene practices will ensure your enamel stays in good shape.

If you smoke or use tobacco in any form, now is the time to quit. Tobacco will stain your teeth and nicotine will yellow your teeth.

Be aware that dark-colored foods and drinks will discolor your teeth. Tomato sauce, berries, coffee, tea, colas and wine can cause your teeth to stain. On the other hand, leafy green vegetables can coat your teeth with a protective film and “crunchy” fruits and vegetables and hard cheese can scrub the stains from your teeth. Cheese and yogurt are great sources of calcium which can strengthen your enamel.

If you are thinking about whitening your teeth, or considering another dental procedure, we would be happy to schedule you for an appointment. Call 801-224-1117 today.