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Protecting Your Holiday Smile

Published on December 20th, 2018

December is infamous for get-togethers, family gatherings, and celebrations in every form. All of these plans mean group pictures, mingling, and maybe a little too much quality time. If you want your pearly whites to be ready for all of the holiday madness in your future, consider these three simple ideas from our South Loop dentist to keep your smile shining.

Straws vs. Sipping

Drinking dark liquids can discolor your teeth. While some avoid these beverages altogether to preserve their sparkling smile, we know that’s easier said than done. Instead of an extreme route, reach for a straw when drinking coffee, soda, juice, or wine. Unlike sipping straight from the glass, straws prevent liquids from making direct contact with the teeth, consequently minimizing staining.

Fruits and Veggies

It should come as no surprise that fruits and vegetables are beneficial for your teeth. Containing high amounts of nutrients like vitamin C, these healthy snacks bring about the production of saliva. Saliva works in the background to clean out your mouth by flushing away excess food that could be detrimental to your smile.

Drug Store Whitening

Whitening agents like toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels are a quick and easy way to remove some of those pesky coffee stains. But to avoid uncomfortable tooth sensitivity, don’t overdo it.

If these suggestions aren’t getting you the results you desire, contact your South Loop dentist today to set up an appointment for your next professional whitening session. South & West Loop Dental is here to be your go-to smile perfecting expert!

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