It is embarrassing when you are in a public setting, and when you smile, people begin to move away from you in horror. Okay, maybe that is a bit drastic. They don’t move away in horror, but your teeth aren’t the pearly whites they used to be. The Des Moines Dental Group of Iowa does Teeth Whitening Treatments In Altoona, Iowa. They want to offer you some tips about maintaining your teeth.
Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the United States. More than 1.4 billion dollars are spent annually on over the counter products for the purpose of whitening teeth. However, the bleaching effects of these products cost more than money, they can cost you in side effects as well. Some of these side effects include irritation to the gums and tooth sensitivity. These non-bleaching tips will help you make the right choices about teeth whitening.
* Eat your crunchy fruits and veggies. Fruit and vegetables such as raw carrots, celery and apples are abrasives that will clean and polish your teeth, removing the stains from the enamel.
* Drink water after eating and drinking, especially dark colored foods and/or liquids. They will help to remove stain causing agents before they have a chance to set in.
* Baking soda is an age-old favorite and can be mixed with lemon juice to make a paste. Brushing the paste onto your teeth and letting it sit for a few minutes will aid in your teeth being healthier and whiter. After the few minutes, brush the paste off your teeth; the baking soda is a bi-carbonate that will remove surface stains while the lemon juice’s acid acts as a bleaching agent of sorts.
The Des Moines Dental Group is all about helping to enhance your smile as well as providing other dental services. Their cosmetic services include but are not limited to veneers, crowns and of course, tooth whitening. They also provide preventative dental services, root canals, periodontal treatments, partials and full denture services, and much more. To find out more about Teeth Whitening Treatments In Altoona, Iowa, contact The Des Moines Dental Group at their location or by visiting their website, Dmdentalgroup.com.