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A Whiter Smile for Your Graduation

A Whiter Smile for Your Graduation - Centennial Smiles - Dentists in Calgary

Graduation day is almost here! For many Canadians teens, high school marks the end of formal education and the entry point into the rest of the world and the rest of their lives. High school graduation is a joyous and exciting time of celebration, and you’ll definitely want to be looking your best.

When Should I Start?

There are a multitude of advertisements out there that boast near instant tooth whitening methods. In reality, this is not the case, as tooth whitening takes a while. The earlier you start planning for your treatment, the more time that treatment will have to do its work and the whiter your teeth will be! So, with that in mind, you really want to start as early as possible. Look to your dentist to find out what options are available to you.

The Days Just Before

The big day is almost here! During this time, you’ll want to start looking to cut out any foods that can stain your teeth. Avoid anything heavily coloured, as well as drinks like coffee, which can easily stain your teeth. You’ll want to make sure you do a thorough brushing using a tooth whitening toothpaste as well. Although it won’t make too much of a difference in actually whitening your teeth, this will help them really stand out and keep them stain free, which is also very important when looking to get whiter teeth! Finally, ensure you’re flossing frequently to prevent gum inflammation, which can ruin all the hard work you’ve put into your teeth.

On the day of

Graduation day is here! Make sure you be strict on yourself during breakfast, and hold off on that morning coffee for just a bit longer. Give your teeth a good brushing in the morning, and rinse with a mouthwash to wipe out any remaining surface stains. You’re all set! Before you head out the door, you may want to think about bringing a small oral hygiene package with you, especially if you’re going to be out the whole day. It might come in handy if you need to make another appearance after eating. A quick brush and rinse will easily remove any food debris and ensure your smile is always ready to go.

Centennial Smiles wishes all future graduates a fun and safe night! Keep your chin up, and don’t forget to smile as you cross the stage!

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