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Everyone wants a whiter smile. A bright grin gets you noticed, and gives you a boost of self-confidence. But how should you go about getting and keeping a brilliant set of teeth?

There is no shortage of kits, strips, and gels that claim to give you the smile of your dreams. But, not all of these products do what they claim to do, and some of them may not be safe for you and your smile. Before you try to whiten your teeth, come see one of our dentists for a consultation. The safest and most effective whitening treatment is the one from a dentist. Not only will it be designed for you, but it the dentist will also make sure that the necessary steps are taken to protect your gums and soft tissues.

You can also help your teeth stay their new color by avoiding dark colored foods and drinks, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. You can also add crunchy fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, hydrate your mouth, stimulate the production of saliva, and scrub your teeth as you eat them. You can also limit your intake of dark colored soft drinks, coffee and tea, and or white wine. Most importantly, you can keep your teeth white by brushing your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day, and flossing once a day

If you have questions about getting and keeping a white smile, we will be happy to help you get the smile of your dreams. If you live in the Gallup, New Mexico area and would like to schedule an appointment at Ortho*Dental, Inc., just call 505-863-8100 today. Drs. Wilson, Cowley, Riche, Wilson, and Anandarajah are ready to help you with your oral care needs.