Making sure your smile stays healthy and strong is a top priority when it comes to caring for your teeth. Though you may be practicing every step of a well-rounded preventive routine consistently, it is important to recognize some of the factors and elements that may have more of a claim over your oral appearance than you might have initially expected. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist explores the important role of cosmetic treatment and how most adults can benefit from dental whitening at least once in their adult lives.
A Lifetime of Stains
Although preventive dentistry is the name of the game when it comes to caring for your oral health, it is not immune to every concern out there. What’s more? Falling short in your preventive routine at any point may be all it takes for oral bacteria and germs to infiltrate and wreak havoc. What you might not know, however, is that some daily routines and practices may also be contributing to your smile in a couple of different ways.
You see, many of the foods and beverages you consume contain higher levels of acidity and pigments that contribute to the development of stains. For example, items such as coffee, tea, berries, and more fall into both of these categories, and without staying on top of oral care, can lead to a darker, duller smile.
In addition to foods and beverages, your daily habits can also influence the development of stains. For example, use of tobacco products or excessive consumption of alcohol can cause this to occur, as well as cause your teeth to become weak and brittle. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.
In order to address surface-level concerns, your dentist may recommend the cosmetic treatment of tooth whitening. During this visit, our team will take care to apply a strong yet safe bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth, then activate the material utilizing a special light. As this happens, the material will set to work breaking apart difficult stains and lifting them from the surfaces of your teeth. What’s more? This process only takes one visit to complete! For more information about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.
In-Office or At-Home Care
Finally, teeth-whitening offers convenience in addition to non-invasive and speedy treatment. We can help set you up with take home whitening trays customized to your smile dimensions. In other words, you can enjoy the benefits of professional whitening when it is most convenient for you!
Schedule Your Visit
Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to schedule your next visit with our team and ask our team about your teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental options.