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You want to maintain a healthy, bright, and happy smile, so it is important to follow some important guidelines when maintaining white teeth. Because all of us at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry care about keeping your teeth vibrant, we composed a list of tips that will create a whiter and brighter smile.

  • Tooth Whitening Chemicals

You can find products that whiten your teeth in most supermarkets. There is special toothpaste that bleach your teeth white along with eliminating bacteria and creating a protective coating. Also, special whitening gels can be applied that specialize in tooth whitening.

  • Deal With Staining Foods

There are a few foods that commonly stain teeth. These include pasta sauce, curry, balsamic vinegar, berries, coffee, tea, and soda. If you feel like you love any of these too much to give up, you don’t need to worry, because you don’t need to stop eating any of them. You will, however, need to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth out well after you finish eating or drinking them these items.

  • Eat Whitening Foods

Crunchy produce and dairy products are foods that can build your tooth brightness and enamel strength. In produce, you want to look for apples, carrots, and celery, and some great dentally beneficial dairy foods are yogurt and cheese.

  • Whitening Treatment with Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry

Our dentist, Dr. Ryan H. Wilson, offers the Opalescence® system at for our patients in Farmington, New Mexico, with the convenience of both take-home whitening kits and an in-office procedure. If you would like to schedule an appointment to whiten your teeth we invite you to call us today at (505) 327.0044. We look forward to helping you maintain your confident, beautiful smile!