Get pearly whites during National Smile Week

Monday, August 09, 2010
By Sara Moore


Who says there are no holidays in August?! It’s National Smile Week and we have tips on how to get your whitest smile from dentist to the stars and creator of SuperSmile, Dr. Irwin Smigel.

Brush and floss
Do this twice a day especially before bedtime. We swallow up to 2,000 times during the day but the salivary flow protects the teeth and gums. Since we only swallow about 20 times while sleeping, plaque and bacteria attach to teeth, which can lead to bad breath, decay, and gum disease.

Do-it-yourself whitening treatments
The safest option is to regularly brush with a non-abrasive whitening toothpaste or to use a bleaching tray and solution supplied by your dentist. Be skeptical of purchasing a bleaching tray and system from a pharmacy. The mouth tray is a universal one-size fits all shape that may not fit properly in your mouth and the highly concentrated bleaching solution can damage the gums and teeth.

Don’t waste time and money
If your teeth are reasonably healthy and not misaligned, then a one visit whitening treatment at the dentist’s office will give you a whiter, brighter smile.

Visit your dentist
The biggest mistake people make when caring for their teeth is avoiding regular dental checkups and cleanings.

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