Your dazzling summer smile

appleYou never get a second chance to make a first impression. Brighten your smile with a procedure that was designed to give you whiter teeth with maximum results in the shortest possible time.

In-office tooth whitening

Let’s face it, your smile plays a huge part in making that first impression. Do you greet new people with a beaming smile, or do you find yourself giving a tight-lipped twitch of your lips, worried that your teeth are less than sparkly white? Many common foods such as coffee, tea and even wine may leave deposits on your teeth that build up over the years and stain your teeth an unattractive color. Smoking is a particular culprit, as the tar and nicotine in cigarette smoke can leave a yellow discoloration on your teeth. Not even brushing and flossing – both crucial for oral health – may be able to remove these stains.

Now you can have whiter teeth in just three 15-minute sessions at the dentist’s office. Using a combination of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed ultraviolet lamp, in-office tooth whitening is designed to give you maximum results in the shortest amount of time. The procedure opens the pores of your teeth and removes the stains and discolorations that have built up over the  years.

Each treatment session involves the application of the hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth, and directing the light from the ultraviolet lamp on your teeth. Your mouth, lips and eyes will be covered to protect them from both the gel and the light. This procedure is highly effective and will produce whitening on most natural teeth.

Maintaining your whiter smile

It goes without saying that regular brushing and flossing help remove buildup on your teeth and thus can prevent some discoloration. You can also keep your pearly whites, well, pearly and white longer if you decrease your exposure to discoloring substances. The main culprits are foods such as coffee, tea, chocolate or wine and of course cigarettes. Rinsing your mouth with water after consuming these substances may decrease staining on your teeth.

In addition to brushing, munching on raw crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples or carrots, naturally scrapes and whitens your teeth. They’re like nature’s toothbrush! Chewing gum sweetened with xylitol, a sugar substitute, can actually prevent the buildup of plaque and increase the production of saliva, which helps rinse teeth.