Greet the New Year With White, Bright Teeth

It’s the new year and you’re ready to take control of your health. Don’t forget the health of your teeth. Along the way, you can take your smile to new levels of brightness. If your teeth aren’t quite as white as you’d like, you have lots of options to improve your smile. 

Let Carl S Piontkowski, DDS, at Complete Health Dental Care bring confidence back to your smile.

What causes teeth stains?

Your teeth endure an incredible amount of wear and tear. Between what you drink, eat and how well you maintain your oral hygiene, your teeth can get discolored and stained easily. 

These reasons include:

There are two types of tooth discoloration. Understanding the difference between the two can address the treatment and/or habits you should practice to maintain a healthy, bright teeth.

Extrinsic teeth stains

An extrinsic tooth stain occurs on the surface of the tooth. These stains happen when pigmented residue from food or drink build up and leave behind discoloration. 

Extrinsic tooth stains are typically caused by tobacco use or caffeine use. Whitening toothpaste and regular dental cleanings can help reduce extrinsic stains.

Intrinsic teeth stains

An intrinsic tooth stain occurs below the surface of the tooth. These are generally slower to develop since particles have to work through the exterior of the tooth. An intrinsic tooth stain is harder to remove. It may require bleaching using professional or chemical teeth-whitening products to get below the enamel.

How to keep teeth white

Employ these strategies to keep your smile bright:

Whitening options at Complete Health Dental Care 

If you’re looking for a more drastic and permanent teeth whitening option, consider Zoom chairside whitening or regular dental cleanings. 

Zoom whitening is a straightforward process completed in one appointment. Dr. Piontkowski fills special trays with whitening gel and places them on your teeth while you relax. A blue LED light rapidly whitens your teeth, minimizes tooth sensitivity, and protects enamel. 

This process requires no downtime, making it a trusted, quick, and effective method to whiten your teeth. 

You may also opt for an at-home whitening kit. Using a custom-fit tray, you can whiten your teeth and achieve the same results you would in a visit to Dr. Piontkowski

Keep your smile white this year with regular teeth cleanings. These appointments are important in identifying and treating cavities, plaque buildup, and discoloration before it becomes a health concern. 

A healthy smile begins with good habits. The staff at Complete Health Dental Care in Clinton Township, Michigan, can regularly clean your teeth and teach healthy oral hygiene habits. Book your appointment today for a brighter, whiter smile.

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