You've Gotten Rid of the Bad Habits--Now Get Rid of Their Stains

Investing in a professional teeth whitening procedure can be like hitting a reset button on your smile. Many people express teeth whiteningdissatisfaction with how their teeth look and admit to feeling self-conscious in social and professional settings as a result. Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to significantly whiten dull, stained teeth, and correct the effects of lifestyle habits that ultimately punish the teeth.

Smile Makeover in Stow, OH

The dentists at Papich-Forsyth DDS and Associates in Stow, OH offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening services designed to remove the most common stains and discolorations from teeth. Wondering if professional whitening is right for you? While many stains and discolorations can be obvious, most teeth become progressively dull and lackluster over a period of time (usually several years), making it difficult to notice the changes at first. Everyone is susceptible to dental staining through food, trauma, certain medications, and one of the biggest culprits - smoking.

So does a tooth whitening procedure mean living on nothing but clear fluids and white foods until the end of time to avoid re-staining your beautiful newly white smile? Not necessarily. While it's always a good idea to avoid cigarettes and tobacco products for oral and general health reasons, as well as for the brightness of your smile, food and drink also play a role in tooth discoloration, and completely avoiding them all would be unrealistic. Avoiding some of the worst offenders immediately after the procedure - red wine, soda, coffee, and black teas - is a good rule of thumb to follow. Berries and condiments like soy sauce, mustard, and ketchup should also be used in moderation. In addition to diet, regular brushing and flossing, especially after meals, should always be at the top of the list.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Stow

For more information on the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System and the professional tooth whitening method that is best for you, contact a dentist at Papich-Forsyth DDS and Associates by calling (330) 688-0888 to schedule an appointment today.