Everyone loves a white smile. It speaks of youth, health and vitality. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so making sure your teeth are white, bright and healthy can help make your smile even more memorable. NW Calgary Dental office, Ranchlands Dental, knows the impact a beautiful white smile has. These NW Calgary Dentists also acknowledge that certain foods can stain teeth and make them dull in appearance.
Dentists in Calgary know that there are many of us who love to start our day with a cup of coffee. However, coffee is highly acidic and tends to stay along time on tooth surfaces. Think of the slow drive to work on Calgary‘s snowy roads. By the time you get to the office your coffee has been on your teeth long enough to start causing staining. Unless you’re brushing your teeth after each cup of java, don’t be surprised to notice your teeth darken over time.
And to add insult to injury, your evening glass of red wine isn’t helping to keep your teeth white. Red wine causes teeth to become a dull gray which doesn’t always respond to regular toothpaste and brushing. Other foods like tea (just picture the stains on your tea cup), artificially colored sodas, berries, soy sauce, curry pastes and of course nicotine and tobacco products all have a tendency to stain teeth due to their acidic nature or high pigment characteristics. Calgary Dentists can speak for hours on the negative effects nicotine has on your dental health and that includes the fact that it stains teeth yellow and brown – not a good look.
Even though some of your favourite foods stain and dull your teeth there are options available to whiten your smile. Zoom Whitening is a safe, fast, effective way to remove stain and whiten teeth. Dr’s Dhesi, Sayani and Jaffer(s), Calgary Dentists in the NW Calgary neighbourhood of Ranchlands can attest to Zoom Whitening’s fast results – up to eight shades whiter in just one appointment. This Philips product, originally formulated by Discus Dental can make your red wine stains a thing of the past. Zoom’s patented gel penetrates the tooth surface to remove some of the most stubborn stains, all in the comfort of your dental office .
Dentists at Ranchlands Dental recommend a routine cleaning before starting any whitening procedure. The dental cleaning will remove any plaque and debris, allowing the gel to work more effectively on the tooth surface. As with preparing for any dental procedure, please keep these NW Calgary Dentists aware of any changes to your medical history. A current, accurate medical history allows the dental team to be aware of any potential issues and prepare accordingly. All personal information is held in confidence.