flossingAt Ellis Dental, we offer our patients comprehensive oral health services, designed to help you maintain an attractive and healthy smile for a lifetime. But of all the many services we provide — repair to replacement – seems you ask the most questions about our teeth bleaching procedures. Turns out, that’s right on trend!

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure in the U.S. Seems not many of us want to settle for the darker teeth we were born with, or the darkening that can occur naturally as we age.

On top of that, many of the liquids that are part of our daily lives, like coffee, tea, wine and sodas, also discolor our teeth. Still, most of us don’t want to have anything less than a bright, white smile. Luckily, teeth bleaching procedures and products continue to increase — and the results continue to improve. Most of us are smiling about that!

Whether or not you’re ready to embrace the trend and pursue whiter teeth through bleaching, there actually are some healthy lifestyle changes you can make that can help your smile look healthier and more youthful.

1.Floss – for all the reasons you already know, and more
Did you know that flossing helps give you the healthy pink gums that can make your teeth seem brighter? Plus, if you don’t floss, inflamed or bleeding gums aren’t attractive and are an indicator of gum disease.

2.Eat crunchy snacks – and we don’t mean potato chips
Did you know you could massage your gums when you eat? But why would you want to? Because it helps you produce more saliva to wash away cavity- and disease-causing bacteria. So at snack time, choose raw fruits and vegetables.

3.Get your teeth cleaned professionally – and see the difference
Did you know that the professional deep cleaning that you can only get at the dentist’s office is a whitening procedure? We clean away plaque and surface stains, plus the procedure stimulates your gums, giving them a healthier pink appearance. Call Ellis Dental schedule your visit today: 403-235-2282