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If you take a walk down the aisles of your local grocery, drug, or retail store, you will find plenty of products designed to give you whiter teeth. There are gels, rinses, strips, and toothpastes, all of which promise to leave you with gleaming teeth. Not every retail product may be a good match for you, and they might not all deliver on their promises. However, a chairside whitening treatment by Dr. John Lohner at Lexington Heights Dental is guaranteed to be safe and effective. Your dentist may give you a kit to take home with you to maintain your new look, but there are simple things that you can do every day to make sure that your teeth look great.

Lemons grapefruit, or other sour foods will increase the production of saliva. Saliva will help clean the stains from your teeth, as well as wash away the acids that will make your teeth look darker and contribute to tooth decay. You can also increase your intake of dairy products. Yogurt in particular contains the calcium your teeth need to stay strong. Hard cheese also contains calcium, and its texture will help scrub the stains from your teeth. Crunchy fruits and vegetables stimulate your salivary glands and are just abrasive enough to clean your teeth. You may be surprised to learn that pineapple contains a substance called, bromelain, which is found in whitening toothpastes. Not only can pineapple whiten your teeth, but it can also reduce plaque.

If you enjoy pasta with tomato sauce, you should have a leafy green salad beforehand. That will leave a protective film over your teeth to prevent staining. Limiting or avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth always helps, as does drinking plenty of water.

If you are interested in a whitening treatment from our dentist, Dr. Lohner and you live in the Cedar Hills, Utah, area, call 801-756-2006 today to schedule an appointment.