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Having a whiter, brighter smile has been an ongoing goal for many people for quite some time now. And with good reason. A British survey done by Oral-B has learned that people tend to see those who have bright, white teeth as appearing more young, more attractive, smarter and wealthier than people with discolorations or yellow teeth. Whiter teeth seemed to take off 5 years off a person’s age!

So today, we would like to share those tips that can best help you maintain a healthier, cleaner looking smile.

Every day, brush and floss your teeth. Brush twice a day for two minutes, and floss at least once between your teeth and around the gumline. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste supports tooth enamel and will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

We recommend using dental products that have been tested and found to be both safe and effective. You will find those by looking for the American Dental Association seal of approval on the label. This goes for any whitening products you may use, such as whitening toothpaste or strips.

Your daily habits go a long way to creating stains on your teeth. We recommend avoiding or limiting coffee, tea, or red wine when a bright smile is your goal. Using tobacco products regularly also cause serious discoloration on your teeth.

To keep your teeth their brightest, make sure to see your dentist for bi-annual professional cleanings and exams for healthier, cleaner looking teeth and gums. In addition, our dental professionals are pleased to speak with you about teeth whitening options.

To find out if our in-house or at-home whitening treatments can help you, please call our Calavera Hills Dental team at 760-842-5876. Our dentist, Dr. Christopher Layton in Carlsbad, California is here to help you achieve the smile you deserve!