Cosmetic dental tips for a bright smile

A smile is one of the first features we notice in a person. It is the spotlight of family and school photos. It is a way of expressing joy, or greeting others. A smile serves many functions in our lives, which is why it’s important to take care of your pearly whites. If you want to step up your smile game, here’s a few cosmetic dental tips to leave your teeth clean, white and sparkling.  

Stick to a whitening routine 

We hate to say it, but whitening your teeth once won’t undo years of coffee and wine stains. Find a routine and stick with it. Some at-home whitening strips recommend whitening your teeth once a week, while other kits might require more or less often. Just be sure to read the directions and ask your dentist for advice!   

Another great option for effectively brightening your teeth is a professional service such as Zoom whitening. This service is offered at Jackson Dental, and only takes one hour. It is recommended that you receive a cleaning and evaluation prior to treatment!  

Avoid staining drinks 

Coffee, wine and soda are all major culprits of a stained smile. Try to cut back on your consumption of staining beverages and use a straw when possible. This should help lessen the impact of the dark beverages on your teeth and stop those stains!  

Brush and floss regularly 

A pretty smile is a healthy smile. Focusing on whitening, but discarding your dental routine won’t help the appearance of your teeth! Be sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day and visit the dentist regularly. Taking care of your teeth’s health should be first priority.  

Try Invisalign or teeth straightening options  

If you want straighter teeth, there are countless options available to help you reach your smile goals. One of the most popular options is braces, but if you’re opposed to a mouth full of metal, Invisalign may be your best bet! Jackson Dental offers Invisalign, which are clear liners fit to each patient’s mouth. They’re comfortable and allow us to help straighten your smile without all that metal! 

Ready to take the next step in creating your dream smile? Ask us about Zoom whitening services and Invisalign! You can call us at (573) 243-5200 or stop by Jackson Dental’s office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo., to get a visit scheduled and learn more.