Stains and discolorations cause a lot of people to feel insecure about their smiles. Has insecurity about your teeth held you back in business or your personal life? It’s hard to muster confidence to try new things and meet new people, when you’re busy hiding imperfections in your smile. Professional teeth whitening can quickly improve your smile, by erasing stains and restoring the brightness of your teeth, giving you more of the confidence you need to face the world with pride and excitement.
Why Professional Whitening?
Professional whitening, using peroxide-based products, is able to remove even deeply set stains. This can help to erase years’ worth of stains and discolorations. Custom-made whitening trays are designed to effectively whiten the entire surface of your teeth, and also to prevent sensitivity and discomfort as you whiten them.
All whitening products, including those found over-the-counter, should be used only as directed, because overuse of any whitening product can cause damage to your teeth’s enamel.
Keep Your Teeth White
- Drink water, frequently. It helps rinse bacteria and food particles off your teeth, between brushings, and makes your mouth more effective at breaking down the things you eat.
- Avoid staining foods, drinks and especially tobacco, as they can all cause discoloration, which ages your smile. Coffee, dark teas, red wine and berries are some of the most staining drinks and foods, but any drinks high in sugar content can also be problematic.
- Remember, sugar is the leading cause of cavities, because bacteria feed on it, which can then cause erosion to the enamel of your teeth. Limit your sugar intake, and don’t neglect nightly brushing and flossing.
About Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist:
Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from West Forest Lake, Kennedy, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Junction, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 847-234-0517.