Teeth whitening is a tool that allows patients with stained or discolored teeth to enjoy a bright, beautiful smile. Zoom teeth whitening can lighten teeth up to eight shades making a “not so subtle” improvement in your appearance.
Your cosmetic dentist may recommend you have your teeth cleaned before beginning teeth whitening. This will allow for all areas affected by dental plaque to benefit from tooth whitening.
Maximize the Teeth Whitening Experience
You have invested in achieving a bright, new smile so learn which foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits have the ability to promote dental stain and discoloration.
Foods – The list of foods with the potential to stain teeth is pretty lengthy. Bright sauces like tomato, soy, or curry can stain as well as many of the vibrant, healthy fruits we eat like berries, cherries, and pomegranates. Switch to more lightly colored foods like green grapes, apples, watermelon (it’s mostly water) or veggies like cauliflower, cucumbers, or many of the things enjoyed in a salad.
Beverages – The biggest offenders include tea, coffee, cola, and red wine. Helpful hints to enjoy your favorite beverages include use a straw when consuming cold drinks … this allows much of the drink to bypass teeth. Don’t sip on drinks all day … consume with meals or enjoy your drink quickly. Finally, when done rinse your mouth, but since many foods and beverages can soften dental enamel, wait at least 30 minutes to brush.
Lifestyle Habits – Tobacco use does more than stain dentition. You won’t feel like smiling if you suffer from many of the damaging illnesses resulting from smoking or smokeless tobacco use. Gum disease and dental decay can rob you of the ability to keep your teeth, and oral cancer can change your life in unimaginable ways.
Protect Your Investment
In addition to learning what can discolor teeth, adopt the practices that will actually promote great dental health. Brush twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste; floss daily to remove what your toothbrush missed; and visit your dental provider to have teeth cleaned twice a year.
Zoom teeth whitening provides touch-up kits that will help you keep your teeth bright. Our cosmetic dentist can provide you with the tools you need to achieve and help maintain that great new smile.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our team at Aesthetic Dental Partners today.