As we discussed in our last blog, Halloween is one spooky holiday, and not just because of the skeletons and ghosts! Eating all that candy can prove downright frightening for your dental health; sugary sweets put you at a greater risk of tooth decay and cavities. But there is another effect that candy can have on your teeth. Excessive candy on top of a lax dental hygiene routine can lead to your teeth’s natural whiteness to turn dull and dingy, even yellowed in appearance. So what’s the answer to this problem? A simple one: teeth whitening!
Some candies are heavily pigmented with artificial colors. This is the reason certain lollipops turn your tongue bright blue or stain your lips green. While luckily they do not have quite the same effect on the surface of your teeth (there aren’t many neon smiles after Halloween), pigments and residue from candy can sit on your teeth, causing them to become discolored. A yellow smile, particularly at the start of the holiday season, is not something that anyone wants! Countering tooth discoloration with teeth whitening is one of the best methods, in addition to regular brushing and flossing, to keep your smile bright and white.
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that your Annapolis dentist can perform in order to restore your teeth to their gleaming whiteness. Unlike store bought trays and strips that claim to be effective whiteners, the teeth whitening your dentist uses is guaranteed to have the desired effect. For more extreme cases of tooth discoloration, your dentist might recommend a different technique, such as bleaching, to completely revamp your smile. Regardless of which method they use, you’ll leave the dentist’s with a healthy, happy smile!
White teeth keep you and your smile looking young and healthy, so don’t hesitate to ask your Annapolis dentist if you have any questions about teeth whitening!
If you want to learn more about Teeth Whitening or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Family Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! Our diligent knowledge of all dental treatments and extensive experience in all fields of dentistry, ensure Annapolis Dental is best suited to care for your oral health. You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.