Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how the leading actress’s teeth stay so astonishingly white? Surely she must drink tons of coffee with all those early morning shoots and non-stop press interviews and appearances. What the actress may have on her team of professionals is a cosmetic dentist, who keeps her teeth or veneers looking white and bright. The good news is you can have your own cosmetic dentist on your team; here at Cosmetic Dentistry Annapolis, one of our specialties is professional teeth whitening and bleaching.
There are certainly many ways you can go about whitening your teeth from home, with dozens of products available just to make your smile brighter. One of the easiest options is to add whitening toothpaste to your tooth-brushing regimen. While they do not contain enough peroxide to actually whiten your teeth, they can remove plaque and superficial stains. You can also use a whitening rinse to swish around your mouth and reach any places your toothbrush missed.
You can also make some changes to your diet to help keep your teeth nice and bright. Crunchy fruits and vegetables help naturally exfoliate teeth, and are great at removing stains. In particular, strawberries contain malic acid, which helps break down stains! One thing you want to avoid is fruit with a high citric acid content (such as lemons, limes, grapefruit, etc.) as they can erode enamel and make it difficult to maintain a whiter smile. Coffee and tea can also stain your teeth.
While these are all great on-going solutions, they may never capture the truly bright smile you want, as a visit with a cosmetic dentist can. Dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile. In just one visit, you can brighten your smile ten shades. In just one 30- to 60- minute treatment, you can see incredible results that are longer lasting than any do-it-yourself option out there.
In the process of a professional tooth-whitening visit, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a custom-made tray. This allows us to ensure maximum contact with your teeth and consequently, better results. We can also use desensitizers before the procedure to make sure that sensitive gums are not exposed to whitening agent and the procedure is a comfortable one for you. With proper care and use of a prescribed at-home whitening product, the benefits of professional tooth-whitening can last years.
At Annapolis Dental Care, we have taken the time to learn about all of the teeth whitening alternatives and we are extremely confident that we can safely restore the brightness of your smile. You can trust us to give your smile a facelift. Best of all, the results will last longer than those over-the-counter products you have been using.
If you have any questions about Cosmetic Dentistry Annapolis, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.