When you smile, do people notice your friendly personality or stains on your teeth? If you’re like many patients in Beverly Hills, CA, you want to remove the discoloration and bring back your sparkling smile. To understand how to keep your smile bright and white, it’s important to understand why the staining happens.
Several factors cause discoloration of the teeth:
Food and beverages: If you’re a heavy coffee drinker, enjoy red wine frequently, or eat dark pasta sauces often, it’s important to understand that this could be causing stains. Most dentists suggest eliminating these items. However, we know how hard it can be to kick the coffee habit. Dr. Moldovan suggests using a straw when possible to keep the dark beverage from touching the front of the teeth, brushing after consuming these items, or rinse your mouth with water.
Smoking: Most patients know that smoking or using chewing tobacco is bad for their health. However, it is also damaging to the smile as the nicotine and tar will stain the teeth. Try to kick the habit for the health of your body and your smile.
Aging: Our teeth often begin to become darker as we age. The outer layer of the enamel wears away as we get older, revealing the darker dentin beneath it.
Poor dental hygiene: The same practices that keep your teeth and gums healthy are important steps to keep your teeth white. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice and floss at least once each day.
A bright smile is important you and it’s important to Dr. Sanda Moldovan and her team. If your smile has become dark, stained, or discolored, schedule a consultation to professional whitening that will keep your teeth bright and white. Dr. Moldovan offers a laser whitening treatment that takes 20 minutes and doesn’t cause sensitivity. It’s so fast and effective it can be performed during your lunch break! Call today with any questions or to schedule your appointment.