Secrets of a Stunning Smile

Secrets of a Stunning Smile

Aug 06, 2013

When you meet someone with a bright, white smile it’s impossible not to notice. Beautiful teeth can change a person’s entire demeanor. If you have ever wondered if it’s possible for you to have a stunning smile too, you will be happy to know that it is. Your dentist can whiten your teeth to give you a remarkable smile that other people will notice

The Teeth Whitening Process

Teeth whitening is very popular with many patients. Whether your teeth are stained from medication, excessive fluoride, or a worn outer tooth layer, you can get dramatic results with this non-invasive treatment. You can whiten your teeth at home after two short visits to your dentist’s office.

1) During your first visit the dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These molds are needed to design the custom-shaped clear plastic trays used in the treatment.

2) You will try on the trays in the dentist chair so the fit can be checked and adjusted if necessary. The dentist will also give you a special whitening solution to use in the trays.

3) Depending on your dentist’s instructions, you will either wear the trays twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for the next several weeks.

While you may notice some sensitivity in the beginning it will soon go away. Teeth whitening only works on tooth enamel, not dental restorations. However your dentist can replace your restorations to match the shade you prefer. The results can last several years. However, smoking and drinking coffee may make it necessary to repeat the treatment sooner as they can stain your teeth.

What You Can Do

There are things you can do to maintain a stunning smile:

  • Use a Straw

If you drink soda or iced tea, use a straw. It can be a good way to keep the staining agents away from the tooth enamel.

  • Eat Your Vegetables

Many vegetables require excessive chewing which creates saliva which neutralized the acids in your mouth.

  • Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice and a day and flossing regularly will remove the plaque that attracts stains.

Of course to keep your smile bright you should visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning. That will ensure that you have a stunning smile for a long time to come.

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