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More and more people look to brighten their teeth these days, and for good reason. A British survey done by Oral B found that a white smile makes people see you as younger, more attractive, and even wealthier. In fact, the survey suggested that a whiter smile makes you look 5 years younger than you are and is better than having a facelift!

It also showed that your attractiveness factor rose by 20%, which is apparently important when dating (where yellow teeth and bad breath were the big concerns when dating men.

The survey also indicated that whiter teeth make people believe you’re not just wealthy but well-educated as well. Okay, so how do you keep your teeth looking their best?

–Take the time to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes.
–Use a whitening toothpaste that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance on it.
–Floss between your pearly whites every day.
–Watch out for staining foods like red wine, tea, and coffee. Limit your exposure to these culprits!
–If you smoke or use tobacco products, stop. These are huge staining agents.
–See your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams.

If you would like additional whitening support for your teeth, we invite you to speak with our dentist about your options. There are ADA approved products you can use at home that have been proven both safe and effective to use on your teeth and depending on your situation, some products work better than others for your needs. Here at our office, we also offer the option to brighten our smile!

For more information, please call our Turman Dental team at 701-254-4521. Our dentist, Dr. Cris Turman in Linton, North Dakota looks forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.