Habits that Help Keep Your Teeth White

Have you caught yourself cringing when you see someone with yellow teeth? You do not want to end up like them, right? Here are the top eight habits you should incorporate into your lifestyle to ensure your teeth stay shiny white! 

Keep away from refined sugars

Food items with high content of refined sugar are damaging to your teeth. They leave behind a sticky residue that is very difficult to eliminate. 

Quit nasty habits – smoking and vaping

Smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco leads to discoloration of teeth. It leaves a yellow-to-brown stain that is quite resistant to brushing. 


When your mouth is dry, it can lead to dry gums and teeth. This deteriorates the sheen and reduces teeth whiteness.  

Drinking dark beverages through a straw

Drinks like dark colas, sports drinks, and energy drinks contain dark pigments. They also have acids that can cause grave harm to the enamel of your teeth. You can avoid teeth discoloration by using a straw when you drink such dark beverages. 

Use a professional teeth whitening kit 

You can pick up a professional tooth whitening home kit like Dental T’s Opalescence. It is an easy-to-use product. It contains carbamide peroxide (in options of 15 to 35% concentrations), fluoride, and potassium nitrate that can tackle the most difficult stains. 

Here is what you will need to do – Take the whitening trays and put a little drop of whitening product for each tooth on the trays. Then brush and floss your teeth properly before inserting the whitening trays in your mouth. Make sure you do not get any gel on your gums. If you do, carefully wipe it away using a cotton swab. 

Keep the whitening trays in your mouth overnight, and use this consistently for 10-15 days to get perfect results. If you are unable to keep it on overnight, use it for 2 to 4 hours, two times daily. Store the leftover product in a cool and dry place so you can use it for touch-ups once every six months. 

If you observe increased sensitivity, reduce the use of trays, and a fluoride rinse in your routine. Minimize red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco intake, as these are detrimental to the teeth-whitening process.  

Make a habit of choosing whitening oral hygiene products

Kinds of toothpaste that contain carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, pyrophosphates, and silica are suitable for teeth whitening as they are effective bleaching agents. Make conscious choices to pick oral hygiene products which facilitate stain removal.  

Invest in an electric toothbrush 

An electric toothbrush is a must-have oral care product. It will help you clean your teeth much better than a traditional toothbrush in half the time. 

Incorporate calcium-rich foods

Having a diet rich in calcium is beneficial for your teeth as well as your bones. However, please remember to consult your dietician or physician before making any significant nutritional changes. It would be best if you also took your dentist’s suggestions before you start taking any vitamins or supplements. 

Start by making changes in your snacking habits. You can identify what you like and make it a part of your regular diet. A few food products that are rich in calcium are milk, milk products, soy, figs, salmon, green leafy vegetables, baked beans, flour tortillas, etc. 

Professional dental cleaning 

You should visit your dentist and book a professional dental cleaning once every six months. Increase the frequency if you have teeth or gum issues. Dental work can be overwhelming, but make it a habit to take appointments in advance and keep those appointments to maintain your pearly whites.  

Our diet, lifestyle, and bad practices can result in poor oral hygiene. Consciously developing the habits listed above will help you protect and maintain healthy white teeth. A little time and effort are all it takes from your side to keep your teeth white and smile with confidence.

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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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