The best way to whiten teeth is one that is safe, cost-effective and works for you. Everyone’s teeth are different and there are different types of tooth stains, some of which respond very well to teeth whitening and some that don’t.
If you have yellow teeth due to stains from food, drink or aging then whitening trays or in-office dental bleaching should help to restore your smile by making your teeth several shades lighter. If you have grey or brown discoloration, oral health problems, dental restorations or certain diseases you will need to discuss your teeth whitening options with a dentist.
Most tooth whitening products contain dental-safe bleach (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). Dental bleaching removes stains by using the chemicals to break down stubborn teeth stains, breaking up the discoloration and leaving your teeth looking whiter.
There are a number of factors that may be responsible for staining teeth while some people are genetically predisposed to darker teeth. Most people find that they get yellow teeth as they age as their thinning tooth surfaces begin to show the darker dentin underneath. Lifestyle choices such as poor dental hygiene, smoking, coffee and red wine all contribute to discoloration. Tooth decay, gum disease, some medications, certain antibiotics, and trauma can also cause teeth to look darker.
One of the most important things a person wear is a healthy smile. Having a healthy smile with dazzling white teeth is so important that many people go to great lengths to achieve this, jeopardizing the overall health of their teeth! Below we have compiled a list of some “Do’s” & “Don’ts” when it comes to keeping your smile sparkling & healthy.
- At home whitening strips in MODERATION
- Teeth bleaching products- only used by the guidance of your dentist as these can be very harmful if used incorrectly
- Eat healthy foods to build strong, healthy teeth
- Brush and floss daily
- Use acidic at home teeth whiteners such as lemon juice- the acid will damage the tooth enamel and can eventually create tiny holes in the teeth essentially wearing the teeth away
- Use whitening strips often- constantly using whitening strips can also remove enamel, causing erosion over time
- Drink coffee, tea & sugary foods
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We value your trust in us as part of your family’s total healthcare team and look forward to getting to know each of you as the wonderfully unique individual that you are. Each one of us loves what we do and we believe at Lomita Torrance Dental Office that it shows in the quality of our work and our patient interactions and it is one of the reasons why Lomita Torrance Dental Office is the clear choice for the dental patients in the surrounding neighborhood.
We hope that each of our patient has a happy and healthy smile makeover and that means protecting your teeth and your oral health. We care for your smile and to have a detailed understanding regarding your oral care, you can always schedule a consultation with our dental hygienist at 23520 Crenshaw Boulevard Torrance, CA 90505 or by calling us at (424) 201-2885.
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We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Teboul contact our Torrance, CA, dental office today by calling (424) 201-2885. Our office welcomes new patients in and around Torrance, CA, including Lomita, Lawndale, Carson, Redondo Beach, West Carson, Gardena, Alondra Park, Manhattan Beach and the surrounding Los Angeles County communities.
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