One of the most economical and proficient means of enhancing your smile is available through professional teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening options are numerous, but acquiring treatment through your cosmetic dentist will ensure you are using safe and tested products.
If you buy teeth whitening products online or at the store, what do you do if you encounter questions, problems, or concerns before, during, or after using their product? If you acquire teeth whitening from your dental professional, you have someone available to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Your dentist is a licensed professional which means you will have access to the most powerful whitening products available.
Dental stain can occur from medications, over-fluoridation, neglect, lifestyle habits or food choices. Stubborn stains require professional attention. And once you have lightened your teeth, there are a few tips that will help you keep your smile bright.
Beverages like coffee, tea, cola, and red wine can stain your teeth. Cold beverages can be consumed using a straw allowing much of the beverage to bypass your teeth.
Foods like tomato sauce, berries, and foods that contain artificial coloring have the ability to stain … if you know you are going to eat these foods, plan on rinsing or brushing to keep the potential of stain to a minimum.
Do not smoke or use tobacco of any sort as it also stains teeth.
Failure to honor a daily oral maintenance program can lead to stained dentition; but more importantly, the chances of developing dental decay and/or gum disease increases when you don’t brush at least twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste. Daily flossing will remove food debris your toothbrush missed.
See your dentist every six months for cleaning, polishing, and a dental exam. This will aid in keeping your teeth healthy and looking their best. Any questions you may have about whitening can be answered during this appointment as well.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Friendly Dental Care at 740-687-6105.