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If you are looking for some easy ways to spice up your smile just in time for the holidays, our Johnson Ranch Dental team in Roseville, CA, is here to help. Today’s blog is going to share some easy to incorporate tips to help you enjoy the holiday season and your best smile forward.

-Did you know that the color of your teeth makes an impression on the people you meet? When teeth look clean and pristine, you appear more attractive. You can easily lighten your teeth by using a whitening toothpaste available over the counter. In just a few weeks your teeth will look brighter. If you seek a deeper shade of whitening or more immediate results, you can see your dentist for a professional teeth-whitening treatment.

-Brushing your pearly whites is essential for a healthy, beautiful smile. But flossing is just as vital! Brushing only removes 50% of oral bacteria on tooth surfaces. When you floss, you are removing the other 50% which lie between the teeth and along the gumline. Flossing also keeps embarrassing food particles stuck between teeth while keeping gingivitis away and freshening your breath.

-The foods you eat can also darken your pearly whites. To keep your teeth free from discoloration, avoid consuming the foods (and drinks) which stain your teeth, including red sauces like marinara and hot sauce, curry, darker fruits like blueberries, cherries, and raspberries, and beverages like wine and coffee.

-To freshen your breath and kill the germs that cause them, you can use an antimicrobial oral rinse. Don’t just mask your breath, keep it clean and bacteria-free!

Are you ready for the holiday season and all the socializing they entail? Practice good oral hygiene and implement these easy tips to keep your smile fresh. If you have any questions or concerns for our team, or to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Oliver Wong, please call 916.784.1700 today.