5 teeth whitening tips: Get a healthier, more dazzling smile from your dentist in Pembroke Pines
Do you feel stains and yellow teeth detract from the appearance of your smile? If you’re embarrassed by dark discoloration, professional teeth whitening services at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines may be just what the dentist orders. Along with his team, Dr. Milton Ruiz safely and predictably restores the youthful color of your teeth and works with you to assure that your smile remains its attractive, healthy best!
Tip No. 1: Keep up with professional teeth cleanings
We encourage you to visit us at least once every six months. During your check-up, not only will Dr. Ruiz examine your teeth and gums. But our hygienists will also use their skills and professional tools to remove bacteria, plaque, and hardened tartar. This process helps to prevent destructive tooth decay and gum disease; however, it also keeps your teeth looking whiter! Surface stains are lifted. Additionally, this preventive service stops stains from building up on your teeth.
Tip No. 2: Eat and brush for a whiter smile
During your check-ups, we can also provide guidance on oral care products and cleaning techniques to keep your breath fresh and your teeth stain-free. Since the appearance of your smile is very much about what you eat, it is generally recommended that you avoid or minimize staining foods and substances. Any drink, food, or product that can stain your shirt or your carpet will probably stain your teeth, too. Offenders include coffee, tea, wine, sodas, and tobacco-containing products.
Tip No. 3: Whiten your teeth in about an hour
Yes, it’s true! You can transform the color of your teeth in a single, one-hour appointment at our office. The “magic’ is in the prescription-strength whitening gel. This powerful bleaching agent is activated by laser light, which speeds up the process of whitening your teeth. While the active ingredients in the gel are quite strong, your safety is assured. Dr. Ruiz protects surrounding tissues with special coverings. This assures the gel doesn’t leak and that the whitening is even and looks natural.
Tip No. 4: Whiten from the comfort of home
You may prefer a less dramatic and more gradual change. If that’s the case, we can create oral appliances that are customized to precisely fit your mouth. You fill these trays with clinically proven whitening gel as directed by our team. Slide them into your mouth each day. Your teeth will become noticeably whiter in a matter of weeks.
Tip No. 5: Do both – whiten in our office and from home
Some patients prefer to jumpstart their whitening with the in-office laser procedure. Then they maintain those stunning results with home whitening.
A final note
Regardless of the type of whitening that we determine to be most appropriate for you, know that you will get noticeable results in a comfortable manner. The risks of damage to your teeth and delicate surrounding tissues are also minimized by partnering with a professional dental team. Our professionals oversee every aspect of treatment. In fact, we can even adjust the concentration of the gel’s active whiteners (and the treatment schedule) to accommodate those patients with sensitive teeth. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at Pines Dental Associates.
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