Who wouldn't want a bright, white smile? But, for some people, it seems impossible because of dental stains. You can avoid this problem with simple care strategies that optimize tooth color. At Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, Dr. Todd Johnson offers professional whitening to boost your best oral hygiene care at home.
What causes smile stains?
While you inherit your basic tooth color, stains come from whatever contacts your teeth--cigarette smoke, prescription drugs, dark foods, beverages, as examples. Prolonged exposure to these substances stains tooth enamel. Plus, as you age, your tooth enamel becomes more porous, says Dear Doctor, literally holding onto discolorations.
Avoiding those stains
Everyone needs to. Dr. Todd Johnson recommends his Onalaska area patients follow these practices for bright smiles long-term:Twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. Some whitening mouth rinses are beneficial as well. Once a day flossing to remove plaque which damages enamel integrity and also holds onto food particles No smoking or chewing tobacco Staying well-hydrated with water. Carry your water bottle with you throughout the day. Rinse your mouth when you cannot brush. Changing to an electric toothbrush. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) says it removes plaque and stains more effectively, and people who typically don't brush enough will do so with their electric brushes. Drinking coffee, tea, cola, and sports drinks with a straw to avoid contact between the liquid and your tooth surfaces Getting a six-month check-up and cleaning at Johnson Dental
Try professional teeth whitening
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says most people in the United States believe a white smile is very valuable. It increases self-esteem and makes a favorable impression socially and professionally.
So, if stubborn, pervasive stains are ruining your smile, take heart. Dr. Johnson offers professional teeth whitening as part of his cosmetic dentistry services in Onalaska.
After an exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, he can offer you either in-office or at-home whitening. Both apply concentrated hydrogen peroxide via a simple gel.
The in-office version takes about an hour. Take-home whitening takes a week as you daily apply the gel with customized trays. Both kinds of whitening brighten enamel by up to eight shades. What a difference you'll see and how confident you'll feel!
Love your smile
Do all you can to avoid dental stains, and call Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, to learn more about professional teeth whitening. Dr. Todd Johnson will be happy to give you the details. Phone (608) 788-3852.