Dentist Auburn, AL
Jim Phillips Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry
761 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 821-5291
By Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD
December 12, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

There are things you can do at home to keep your teeth fresh, healthy and white. Here are three ways to keep your smile glowing and healthy between appointments with Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD, dentist Auburn, AL. 

Drink and Eat More Dairy
Dairy products, like milk, yogurt and cheese are good for your dental health. Dairy contains calcium which is crucial for White Teethmaintaining strong bones and teeth. Also, a 2013 study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) found that cheese in particular helps prevent cavities and raises the pH level in your mouth after just 10-30 minutes. A pH level above 5.5 is good for protecting your teeth from acid erosion. 

Eat More Apples and Crunchy Fruit
There’s a reason for the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor/dentist away." Apples, pears and similar crunchy fruits are great at cleaning the teeth and stimulating saliva that protects your teeth from acid erosion and staining. So between your appointments with Dr. Phillips, Jr., dentist Auburn, AL, make it a point to eat at least one apple each day as a snack—especially if it’s after a large meal.

Brush with a Whitening Paste
You can keep your teeth bright by brushing with an ADA (American Dental Association) approved toothpaste that has whitening properties. These products have ingredients targeted at brightening your smile with daily use. Some toothpastes can help protect your teeth throughout the day so that the foods you eat won’t stain the enamel. 

Visit Phillips Family Dentistry for Professional Whitening
For the most reliable whitening results, visit the office of Dr. Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD, dentist Auburn, AL. Reach his office at (334) 821-5291 or visit http://www.drphillipsdental.com to learn more about his whitening services."

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