Since you are reading this blog, I assume you have that desire and you would like to know more about teeth whitening. Your teeth might be stained due to wine, tobacco, spices, coffee, tea, soda or antibiotics consumption or simply your teeth are a couple of shades off white or have a yellowish hue. No matter if the stains are outside your teeth enamel or inside your enamel, you most likely would be able to attain whiter teeth through professional teeth whitening. Over the counter teeth whitening will never turn out the same results in such a short period of time, like one hour in a dental office. And if you are a busy person or have an urge to have a brighter smile due to a specific drive (like being single again and eager to impress…just kidding) professional teeth whitening done in a dental office by a skilled dental professional might be the solution.
- In a nutshell, whitening your teeth in a dental office means bleaching your teeth with a professional tooth whitening gel applied to your teeth for a limited period of times under the supervision of a dental professional. If you are interested in more information, please check this advanced whitening method Philips ZOOM! | Elk Grove, CA - Dentistry by Design
You might think that if you brush your teeth thoroughly and have no food trapped between your teeth you don’t need to floss. Actually, flossing is imperative because it helps you get rid of plaque from between the teeth, where a toothbrush can’t reach. Taking care of your teeth and gums is important in avoiding tooth decay and periodontal disease, which may lead to bone loss. One way you can lose teeth is by not brushing and flossing regularly.
Holidays are knocking at the door! Myriads of appealing baking sweets and chocolatery products are decorating the stores shelfs. It’s a feast for the eyes and the palate and almost compulsory to have desert at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Probably our teeth are not going to be very happy to soak in sugar for the entire holiday season and I would like to urge you not to ignore their cry for help.
Definitely you can have desert and also minimizing the impact of sugar on your teeth. Protect your teeth by taking these basic measures:
After eating your sweets make sure you brush and floss to minimize the period of time sugar stays in contact with your teeth. If possible, minimize the number of sweets intake to once or twice a day. Do not snack on sweets all day long.
If possible, opt for fruits instead of sweets with added sugar. Exotic fruits like mango, papaya, jackfruit, dragon fruit, passion fruit, guava, are amazingly healthy, tasty and colorful. It will make a platter or a salad that will delight your eyes and make your buds explode with pleasure. Not to speak about the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes that are very beneficial to your overall health
Keep a disciplined home care schedule with brushing and flossing after meals. Your teeth shall Thank You!
Yours in good dental health,
Dr. Horia Ionescu
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