It's embarrassing, really. You're afraid to smile. You think your teeth stick out like a 'sore thumb.' You guessed it. I'm talking about discolored and stained teeth.
What causes these unsightly blemishes? Certain types of bacteria are responsible for some stains. Tea, coffee, and smoking are also culprits. Most stains are brownish in color, but can be green, black, or even orange. Unsightly as the stains are, most can be reduced or gotten rid of by good brushing and flossing habits. It's unwise, though, to use abrasive toothpaste over an extended period to remove stains. You don't want to wear the protective enamel away. Sometimes, it's better to just remove the cause of the discoloration.
Keeping teeth white is often a simple matter of brushing after meals and frequent flossing. If staining persists after your best efforts, a thorough cleaning by your dentist will have you smiling again. If, however, you still don’t feel confident enough about your smile, there is a professional dental treatment that is intended to return your teeth to their brightest self. At Teeth Tamers Dental Care, located in Forest Hills, NY, we’ve had a lot of success with in-office teeth whitening treatment by Zoom. I believe it is the safest and most predictable system to reset the color of your smile and eliminate the unwanted intrinsic stains.
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