Who doesn’t want a perfect, white smile? You see it on TV, Instagram and, of course, in movies. Have you ever seen a product advertisement that didn’t have at least the appearance of white teeth? We all want it but few of us have it naturally. Even if you are one of the very lucky few that started with a naturally white smile, as we get older it tends to get dull.
As we go about our daily lives, we are harming our teeth. The enamel can get dark, yellow or dull by eating acidic foods , drinking wine, coffee or tea and smoking. Surprisingly, some mouthwashes can cause discoloration. Even prescriptions taken before the age of 10 can affect the appearance of our teeth.
If your smile isn’t all that it could be, a professional whitening procedure may be what you need. An in-office bleaching procedure is the quickest way. There are a couple of great options:
- Zoom® Whitening uses a combination of a light-sensitive gel and laser to lift stains for whiter looking teeth.
- KöR® Whitening uses a consistently refrigerated gel that removes stains for whiter enamel. It also contains a special ingredient to prevent sensitivity.
Keeping It Bright
The first and most important step to a brighter smile is good oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings every 6 months will put you on the right path. Avoid tobacco products. Even if you can’t give up your favorite food and drinks that are known to stain, there are some stain-fighting foods you can incorporate into your diet to help keep staining to a minimum:
- Dairy products like cheese and yogurt
- Fruits like apples and strawberries
At Natural Smiles, we specialize in helping you get and keep the beautiful, healthy smile you want. Contact us today to get started.