Who knew that heading to a holiday get together and hoping to put your brightest, most beautiful smile forward could turn out to be so tricky? While your smile might be perfectly lovely, your cosmetic dentist offers some suggestions for ensuring you don’t fall victim to the illusion of accidental discoloration and more!

#1: Give It Blue-Based Lipstick

In the event that you are planning on wearing your favorite red lipstick to your holiday party (or red a sweater, for that matter), choose one with blue undertones. Or, of course, you may skip red altogether. The goal is to keep neutral or cool undertones near your face to cancel out warm tones, so your smile looks whiter, explains your cosmetic dentist.

#2: Skip The Short-Term Stains

Hoping to walk around with your beautiful smile on display? If you don’t want others to do a double-take because your smile looks purple or otherwise temporarily stained, it is to your advantage to stay away from those items that can cause immediate discoloration (even though they can generally be brushed away later). Red wine, for instance, may leave you with a purple-toned grin. Holiday punch may leave your teeth yellow or orange looking! Sticking to water will leave you with your whitest smile, explains your cosmetic dentist.

#3: Keep The Floss Nearby

There’s nothing like feeling that you’re showing off a beautiful smile as you speak with friends and loved ones, only to walk by a mirror and notice you have quite a sizable piece of pepper or other food lodged between your teeth! Maintain the beauty of your smile by keeping a travel-size floss in your pocket. You can pop into the bathroom after your meal to ensure all is well.

Maintain A Dignified Smile During The Holiday

When you’re in need of creative or clinical suggestions, we are always happy to offer both for your grin! Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.