Your smile is one of the most important parts of your appearance. People notice your smile within seconds of meeting you. You shower and wear clean clothes when out in public, so naturally you’ll to take the same care with your teeth. A white smile goes a long way in making a good first impression. Making your teeth look their best is not difficult if you follow some simple steps and practice good oral hygiene.
As you eat and drink, the particles from food and beverages form a thin film over your teeth, and cause them to appear discolored. Brushing and flossing correctly can remove this film, but that’s not the end of the problem. Over time, residue from the leftover food particles penetrates the porous outer layer of the teeth and stains the underlying material. Brushing and flossing are unable to remove these deep stains, and so other measures are required to restore your teeth to their original brightness.
To eliminate the stains on your teeth, a bleaching agent consisting of either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide is applied to the teeth. This restores whiteness, and can be done either at the dentist’s office, or at home, using an over the counter product. The treatments done by a dentist are in general, more powerful than those available over the counter. A single session at the dentist’s office can result in noticeably whiter teeth.
Regardless of how you choose to whiten your teeth, the result will be a gleaming white smile that is sure to dazzle those who see it. Having a good smile is an important part of the impression other people will get of you, so obviously, you’ll want to take care of it. Brushing and flossing regularly is very important, but what you eat also plays a factor in how white your teeth are. Food and drink that stain your teeth, such as red wine, soda, berries, and colored candy should be limited.
If you do consume a food or drink that is prone to staining, brush and floss immediately afterwards to limit the amount of damage these foods do to your teeth. A good smile will impress others and leave them with a favorable impression of you. Community Dental Group can help you with teeth whitening, and other aspects of cosmetic dentistry. We’re here to serve you and can service all of your dental health care needs.