Getting and Keeping a Dazzling Smile

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Sometimes your smile may need a little improvement in the looks department. It may be something as simple as whitening your teeth. If you want to try whitening your teeth on your own, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of products that claim to help give you a gleaming grin. The store shelves are full of gels, kits, strips, toothpastes and rinses, all of which say they will give you whiter teeth. Not all of these products may work as advertised, and not all of them may be a good match for you. Whether it is a whitening treatment or something else, before you make any changes or additions to your oral hygiene regimen, you should have an examination and a consultation with the only person who knows your teeth better than you do: your dentist.

One way to ensure that your teeth-whitening treatment is safe effective is to have a treatment by our dentist, Dr. Jeff Davidson at Mountain Peak Dental. You will notice a difference right away, and you can be sure that the treatment is safe for you, and that it will last.

Of course, there are some things that you will need to do on your own to ensure that your teeth stay beautiful. For example, tobacco will stain your teeth brown, and nicotine will turn them yellow. Why not celebrate your new smile by quitting tobacco today? Pasta sauce, red wine, berries and coffee and tea will stain your teeth. But did you know that foods and drinks with high acid contents can also discolor your teeth? Drinking plenty of water will help keep your teeth clean, as will eating leafy green vegetables, which leave a protective film on your teeth. Hard cheese is rich in calcium and will scrub your teeth. Crunchy fruits and vegetables also clean your teeth and their high water content is good for your mouth. Your dentist can give you a whitening kit to supplement your treatment; and you should brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day, and see your dentist for your routine checkups.

If you are ready to whiten your smile, we’re ready to help! If you live in the Hamilton. Montana, area, you can call 406-363-4010 to schedule an office visit.