The best accessory for the summer is not a tan. Instead, it’s white, healthy-appearing teeth. The first step to achieving this goal is through professional teeth whitening at our Newmarket, ON dentist office. While tooth-whitening products purchased over the counter may whiten your teeth one to two shades, professional teeth whitening can help you achieve teeth that are six to eight shades whiter. This can turn back the clock on stains foods and drinks, such as coffee, berries and red wine.
 
Once you achieve the fast results from teeth whitening at our Newmarket, ON dentist office, you can expect teeth whitening to last as long as five years. However, there are some summer-specific practices you can maintain to keep your teeth as white as possible.teeth whitening
 

Munch on Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Crisp fruits and vegetables such as celery, apples and carrots boost your saliva production, which helps to wash bacteria out of your mouth. Their crunchy consistency can also help to scrub your teeth while you are in between brushing sessions. These are perfect foods to take to a summer barbecue or to carry with you on a picnic. Other foods that are beneficial in keeping your teeth white include strawberries, oranges and pineapples.
 

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is vital as summer’s temperatures get warmer. Drinking lots of water also helps keep your teeth healthy by preventing dry mouth. Plus, if you choose water over dark colas, you are less likely to stain your newly whitened teeth.
 

Boost Your Calcium Intake

Calcium is an important component of keeping your teeth strong. And calcium-containing foods have lactic acid, which have protective effects against tooth decay. This means choosing foods like yogurt, milk and hard cheeses that can keep your teeth white and taste pretty good too. Whenever possible, choose low-fat dairy products to maintain your waistline as well.
 
To learn about our professional tooth whitening options, please call our Newmarket, ON dentistry office at (905) 830-1010 to schedule a tooth whitening appointment to get ready for summer.

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