Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 07/05/2013

Visiting your Clovis area dentist for teeth whitening will ensure that you get your brightest, whitest smile, but you can take steps at home to help keep your teeth whiter. Try these simple home remedies.

  • Floss daily. Many people don't floss as often as they should, but this simple act will help remove the staining tartar and plaque that could build up between your teeth. Cleaning between your teeth makes them healthier and whiter.
  • Eat your veggies. Fibrous, crunchy vegetables like apples, carrots and celery can actually help to clean your teeth. Chewing them removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth, and it also helps to scrub away surface stains.
  • Hydrate. Drinking enough water has many health benefits, but drinking water between meals and right after a meal will help wash out debris that could cause cavities and tooth decay if left on your teeth.
  • Drink through a straw. If you can't give up your teeth-staining coffee and soft drinks, then try drinking through a straw so that the dark liquids don't stain the enamel on your front teeth.

Don't forget that keeping up with your regularly scheduled visits with your dentist will help you stay on top of your oral health care.

If your teeth need whitening, please call 559-224-0103 or contact Dr. Gregory G. Miyake to schedule your consultation with an experienced Clovis area dentist. We serve patients in and around Fresno, Clovis and Madera, California.