There are many different products sold over the counter that are supposed to help you remove stains from your tooth surfaces. Why see a teeth whitening dentist in San Diego when these over the counter products are so easy to get, cheap, and easy to use? Because a teeth whitening dentist in San Diego like Dr. Ali Shojania of the Extreme Smile Makeover can do a better job than the over the counter products can.
A teeth whitening dentist in San Diego will not only be able to remove the minor stains from your teeth that are caused by the foods you eat they will also know how to remove the major stains and discolorations caused by other factors.
Age plays a major factor in the color of your teeth. As you age the enamel on your teeth starts to turn darker, or take on a yellow appearance. Most of the over the counter products are peroxide and baking soda and they adequately remove the majority of food related stains, but they do not correct the ravages of time as well.
Medications can often cause your teeth to become discolored. The over the counter products that contain peroxide and baking soda will not have any effect on discoloration that is caused by certain antibiotics and cancer medications. You will need professional help to whiten teeth discolored by medication.
Environmental factors can play a part in the color of your teeth. You may need a professional to tell you how to get the white teeth and sparkling smile you dream of.
You can use over-the-counter products so excessively that you damage the enamel of your teeth and permanently leave them discolored. A professional clinic like Extreme Smile Makeover can tell you how to keep your teeth white and brilliant for longer periods of time.
Many foods stain and discolor our teeth. Food such as blueberries, coffee, tea, red wine, and strawberries will discolor your teeth over time; nope, not strawberries, because you can actually use strawberries to remove the stains that other foods deposit on your teeth. You simply crush the berries and apply them to the surface of the teeth and then wait five minutes.
After five minutes, you will need to brush the berries away using a good quality toothpaste and then be sure that you floss so that you remove all of the seeds from between your teeth. You can also brush your teeth daily with a toothpaste that contains peroxide and baking soda like the over the counter whiteners to keep your enamel stain free.
Nothing can replace sound oral hygiene to keep your teeth white and your teeth and gums healthy. Brush daily, floss daily and see a dentist every six months for regular check-ups to see if there are any problems starting to grow in your mouth.
Remember that you only get one permanent set of teeth and you have to make them last a lifetime.
Teeth whitening dentist in San Diego, Dr. Ali Shojania can perform deeper cleanings than those you can get using the over the counter whitening products. Teeth whitening dentist in San Diego will recommend that you have your teeth cleaned twice a year.
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