Greetings, Houston! At the Antoine Dental Center, we take your smile’s appearance seriously. For that reason, we’ve decided to dedicate today’s blog entry to telling you about things that can stain your teeth, and the most effective way to get those stains off.
Everyday Things That Stain Your Teeth
Everyday the enamel of your teeth fight a long battle against staining foods and drinks. For the moment you wake-up, until the moment you go to sleep, the amount of things that can stain your teeth may surprise you.
You wake-up in the morning and shower. Before work you decide to brew a pot of coffee. That coffee contains a tremendous amount of staining agents. The acidity of the coffee breaks down the enamel of your teeth, leaving a host of microscopic pits and ridges. Particles from the coffee can become trapped in these ridges and pits, leaving behind a nasty stain.
With this cup of coffee, you have a nice plate of fruit. A collection of strawberries, melon, raspberries and cherries. All of these fruits are colored by natural dyes. If you were to squeeze one of them, the residue could remain on your hands and stain them even after washing them.These same dyes can stain your teeth when you chew.
If you have a morning cigarette, your teeth are even more at risk. The chemicals in the cigarette, such as nicotine, coat your mouth every time you inhale the smoke. These chemicals can leave nasty stains all over your teeth, and the worst part is you may not even notice them right away.
Finally, it’s time for your lunch break. You walk up the vending machine to purchase a beverage, and other than just water, all your potential choices could spell peril for your teeth. Soda, even the clear and unsugared varieties, have a very high acidic content. This acid breaks down the enamel of your teeth, and allows dyes from the soda or other foods to stain your teeth.
After work, maybe you unwind with a nice glass of wine. Even while you relax, your teeth aren’t safe. Wine, both red and white, contains a lot of sugar from the fruit used to make it, natural dyes, and tannins. The tannins can be particularly troublesome, as in essence, they make your teeth stickier. This helps the sugars and dyes cling to your teeth and stain them.
Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions
Even with regular brushing and flossing, it can be extremely hard to keep your teeth white. But that doesn’t mean you should give up the fight. Your teeth are there for you, everyday, as you chew and smile through the day. You should help them look good.
Perhaps you’ve considered Teeth Whitening products in the past. Late night infomercials and brightly colored packages all promise you the best results, and quickly. But what they don’t tell you is that they can irritate your gums and make it uncomfortable to eat. Even worse, sometimes they don’t work and can actually cause your teeth to decay.
If you want the best results, you’ve got to go to a professional. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer Professional Teeth Whitening; namely the Zoom! Whitening System of products. These products are top-of-the-line, professionally supervised, and effective.
If you need the best results in a hurry, you may want to consider in-office treatments with the Zoom! Whitening System. You just visit our office and in one quick visit, we can have your teeth up to ten shades whiter.
You simply visit our office for about an hour, we can even schedule it over your lunch break. First we cover your gums, lips, and soft-tissue with a protective cover. Then we apply the maximum quality, prescription strength gel to your teeth. We then use the special Zoom! light to activate the gel for best results. That’s it, and it’s that quick!
We also offer the Zoom! at-home system of whitening products. These products can work quickly and effectively. Unlike over-the-counter products, Zoom! contains special ingredients designed to keep your gums from getting irritated. You can have great results in as little as two weeks.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to have a great smile? Then contact us today for an appointment. Our experts at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX can help you decide if Professional Teeth Whitening is for you. We recommend pairing Professional Teeth Whitening, with a regular dental cleaning. Put together these together, and you can revolutionize your smile!