Everywhere you look this time of year, you’ll see lights a glow and sparkling holiday décor. Many people put a lot of effort into making their home look festive for the holiday season. Whether you’re trimming the tree in preparation for holiday gatherings for those iconic family photos or preparing to travel for the holidays to visit family and friends, you probably want to look your best, especially when you smile. But your teeth may be dingy and dull and in need of some attention. Luckily, there’s still time to brighten your smile. So today on the blog, explore three ways to smile brighter this holiday season and find out which option may be best for you.
Get your teeth cleaned
Routine dental cleanings are one of the best ways to brighten your smile. Cleanings remove tartar and plaque buildup, which accumulate stains over time. Buildup occurs on everyone’s teeth, so don’t feel embarrassed if you notice this yellowy or discolored buildup around your teeth, especially along the gum line. Ideally, get your teeth cleaned twice a year or once every six months to keep them healthy, and looking good. We also recommend practicing good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily to help minimize plaque and tartar buildup.
Watch what you eat and drink
Holiday parties aren’t complete without plenty of sweets. And many people offer wine or holiday cocktails at gatherings this time of year. While we aren’t saying that you should avoid these treats entirely, just consume them in moderation and try your best to brush afterward. At the very least, drink plenty of water while enjoying sugary treats or alcoholic beverages to help rinse residual sugar and staining substances from your teeth. Additionally, be sure to brush and floss your teeth before bed.
Consider cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic treatments that can transform your smile in as little as one visit to our Kingston dentist’s office. If you’d like to brighten your teeth, opt for teeth whitening that produces astonishing results in as little as one treatment, although repeat treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results. If you’d like a solution that offers long-term results, ask about porcelain veneers which permanently bond to your teeth and remain bright white no matter what you eat. Additionally, we offer some treatments that repair teeth and improve the look of your smile in as little as one visit. No matter your cosmetic dental needs, schedule a consultation with LakeView Dental Arts today to learn more about ways to improve your smile this holiday season and beyond.
Improve your smile for the holidays in Kingsport, Tennessee
At LakeView Dental Arts, we offer a variety of services to help improve the health and beauty of your smile. If you want to feel confident no matter where you spend the holidays, consider scheduling an appointment with LakeView Dental Arts to explore your options to smile brighter this holiday season. Learn more by calling (865) 248-2199.