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Maintaining a White Smile

Here are some simple but effective ways to brighten your smile.


If you’ve just noticed that your teeth are looking a little dull these days (it could be that second or third cup of coffee) you may be wondering what you can do to get it back on track. No matter whether you are looking for simple ways to improve your oral routine for a more radiant smile or you’ve already turned to our New Lenox, IL, dentists Dr. Aroon Pal and Dr. Amer Atassi for cosmetic dentistry and want to maintain your beautiful results, here are some steps you can start taking now,


Brush after meals

You should already be brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time; however, if you really want to maintain a radiant smile then it’s a good idea to brush your teeth after each meal or snack. Make sure to bring a travel-size dental kit with you so that you can brush your teeth and rinse on the go.


Consider an electric toothbrush

While there is nothing wrong with a manual toothbrush if you are using proper brushing technique, sometimes an electric toothbrush can offer a more thorough clean. If you have dexterity issues, like many of our older patients, you may find it’s much easier and more comfortable to control an electric toothbrush. A toothbrush that is easier to maneuver means that you’ll be able to get a more polished at-home deep clean.


Watch what you eat

A lot of the foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis can leave us with dental stains. Take a look at your diet and make a list of any and all dark foods and beverages you enjoy on a consistent basis. Your diet could be playing a big role in the color of your teeth. By limiting or even avoiding some of these foods you could see a major difference in the radiance of your smile.


Consider cosmetic dentistry

If attentive at-home care and a smile-friendly diet aren’t giving you the dazzling smile you want then it may be time to consider getting cosmetic dentistry from our New Lenox, IL, dental team. We offer everything from bonding and teeth whitening to dental veneers to help you get a confident, sparkling smile.


If you’d like to talk about getting cosmetic dentistry here at our New Lenox, IL, office, don’t hesitate to call Lifetime Family Dental a call at (815) 717-8793 to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you all very soon!

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