Concerns about smile coloration is a highly common occurrence in every dental office across the globe. Due to a longer life than our ancestors, our teeth just simply are not intended to last as long as we do nowadays. Due to this, the things we eat and drink can leave lasting stains on our enamel. No matter how hard we try, some level of natural changes will occur within our mouths.
But it is immensely important to note the rigors that you put your mouth through. We need to take special precautions around certain materials and activities. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist writes on what to look for, and how we can gently lift existing stains from your enamel while keeping your oral health at the front of our mind!
Feel Your Best
In order to keep your smile looking as fantastic as ever, there are a few things to keep in mind. Maintenance can feel unnecessary at times, but your everyday dental routine can save you time and money in the long run. No matter how successful our restorative technology becomes, keeping natural healthy tissue is ideal.
And when you let your smile deteriorate, it can affect your social and professional life. An effortless rejuvenation may give you a boost of confidence that you have been missing!
We often think of coffee and red wines as prime examples of what we should avoid. But even beyond those, many natural fruits and vegetables are full of color. This is fantastic for attracting animals (and humans), but those intense pigments bring danger. If you eat strawberries or beets, those colors leave their mark upon your enamel for years to come!
And for smokers, nothing can improve your oral health more than the decision to quit. The popularity of traditional cigarettes continues to decrease, but vapes and e-cigarettes are quickly taking their place. These also bring the risk of oral cancer and decay brought on by dry mouth.
Your gums are endangered by smokeless tobacco, as well. Chewing tobacco, dip, and snus are all harmful to your periodontal health, causing recession that can risk your teeth!
What You Can Do
Finding simple preventive care can help you to keep a beautiful smile for years to come. Note the items that you eat that may wind up posing problems over time. You can either limit your intake of these, or take special care of yourself. Keeping an oral rinse on hand in case you encounter something that seems particularly staining is never a bad idea. Just make sure the cap is on tight!
For existing stains, we have a whitening procedure that gently removes old marks and tints from your dental tissue. We take care to avoid the possibility of increasing dentin sensitivity, as your health is always the chief concern. But with our procedure, you will be in and out quickly, without much interruption to your daily life.
To schedule your appointment to brighten your smile, you don’t have to struggle any longer. Please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!