We do everything we can to improve the appearance of our smile but may find that in spite of our best efforts it's not enough. Good dental hygiene habits are very important to keeping our smiles looking healthy, but on their own, they can only do so much. While plaque can cause discoloration, it could be favorite foods and drinks that are partly culprit to the stains on our teeth. There are strategies that can help minimize these, like cutting back on staining foods and drinks, but how to treat the stains that are already there? Dental whitening at our Waukesha, WI, office, with Dr. Robert Wyler, could be the answer we've been looking for.
On Stain Prevention
Rinsing our mouth after eating or drinking some of the more acidic foods, and not brushing immediately after, can help prevent some stains.
Cutting back altogether on sugary foods and drinks can benefit our oral health as this is what the bacteria that harm our teeth and gums most love to feed on. Not to mention the benefits to our whole body's general health.
The same applies to tobacco, which not only stains our teeth but also poses a danger to our health.
Teeth Whitening in Waukesha, WI
The above suggestions can help prevent stains, or at least minimize them, but for a stain-free smile, the best approach is teeth whitening.
Over-the-counter whitening products use the same whitening ingredients as those used in the office, but at a much-reduced concentration, the reason is that these can damage our gums. In-office whitening can employ stronger bleaching agents as it's done under the supervision of our dentist with our gums protected throughout the procedure.
But if we still prefer the convenience of doing the procedure at home our doctor also offers a take-home option.
If you're ready for that bright white smile you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Wyler if you live in or near the Waukesha, WI, area by dialing (262) 784-5757.