Bright smile tips to make your holiday photos shine

Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties are just around the corner, and that means lots of photos and memories to be made. Get your smile photo ready for the holiday season with these simple tips. 

Prioritize oral health 

First of all, a healthy smile is a beautiful smile! Be sure that you’re taking proper care of your oral health by flossing and brushing your teeth every day. P.S. Don’t forget to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist!  

Try professional whitening services 

Consider professional teeth whitening for quick and noticeable results. At Jackson Dental, we offer Zoom whitening services. This is an in-office bleaching process that brightens discolored or stained teeth. The complete procedure takes about one hour, but a preliminary evaluation and teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the treatment. 

Try at-home whitening tricks 

If you prefer to start with at-home whitening options, try switching to whitening toothpaste. These toothpastes are designed to remove surface stains without causing damage to the enamel. Use them consistently to complement your whitening efforts. Many stores also offer at-home whitening kits for purchase, but it’s best to consult your dentist beforehand to see what they think would work for your specific smile! 

Mind your diet 

During the holiday season, it’s tempting to indulge in foods and drinks that may stain your teeth. Be mindful of drinks like red wine and coffee, and when consuming them, consider using straws to minimize direct contact with your teeth. It’s also best to rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth shortly after consuming staining foods or drinks. This is a great habit to get into when eating sugary sweets, as it helps prevent cavities! 

Stay hydrated 

Hydration is crucial for overall health and can contribute to a brighter smile. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps rinse away food particles and bacteria, promoting oral health.  

By following this guide, you’ll be on your way to a photo-ready smile for the holidays. If interested in our Zoom whitening services or booking an appointment, call Jackson Dental at (573) 243-5200 or stop by our office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo.