A smile as bright as you are
Let’s face it, over the years, and the countless morning coffees, you’re smile is not quite as bright and shiny as it used to be. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker and you avoid most of the common staining agents, teeth still tend to discolor with age. But you’re in the prime of your life and you feel happier and more radiant than ever! Don’t let your smile send the wrong message. Let the world know the joy you have to offer with a bright white smile.
Teeth Staining 101
Before we get into teeth whitening, your Fuquay-Varina dentists think it’s important that our patients understand how teeth stain in the first place, and the things to avoid to keep your smile as luminous as possible. The first thing you should know is that tooth discoloration is, unfortunately, inevitable. Even if you avoid all of the staining agents, teeth will eventually and naturally begin to discolor with age. We know, it’s a bummer. Thankfully, with a professional teeth whitening treatment at Fuquay Family Dentistry you can rediscover your smile’s youthful glow.
The best thing you can do to combat teeth staining is to avoid the most common products that tend to stain teeth. The truth is, anything that would stain a white t-shirt will also stain your teeth. The biggest culprits to avoid, however, are:
- Red wine
The other biggest factor in keeping teeth pearly white is, of course, keeping them clean. A strict oral hygiene routine is essential in fending off unsightly stains and discoloration. You can visit our Oral Hygiene page for our expert tips on how to properly brush and floss for optimum oral health.
When brushing and flossing is not an option, we recommend rinsing with water after eating or drinking anything that might stain your teeth, and reducing the contact time of staining agents by sipping quickly or sipping through a straw.
The Fuquay Family difference
Many of our patients who want whiter teeth often ask us about all of the different over-the-counter products on the market and how they compare to a professional whitening treatment at Fuquay Family Dentistry. We’re not going to tell you that a professional whitening treatment is the only method that works and that all the other products out there are garbage. Many of them are highly effective at removing surface stains.
However, the difference you will see in a professional whitening treatment is a more dramatic result. While toothpastes and white strips can whiten teeth by a few shades, a professional whitening treatment is the only way to penetrate the teeth deep enough to remove those pesky, intrinsic stains that really give teeth their color. If you are looking for real results you will be able to see in a single visit to your Holly Springs dentist, a professional whitening treatment is the way to go.
Why whiten teeth?
Do it for yourself. Your smile is the first thing others notice about you. If yours is dull, discolored, and aging, chances are it’s not sending the message you want it to, and you’re probably not showing it off as often as you might like. Give yourself a well-deserved boost of confidence, happiness, and self-esteem, and show the world your inner radiance with a professional teeth whitening at Fuquay Family Dentistry.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Fuquay-Varina dentist, Dr. McCormick or Dr. Meunier at Fuquay Family Dentistry, give us a call today at (919) 887-5030.