Teeth Whitening

A beautiful smile gets you noticed and whiter teeth is one way to get your teeth to stand out even more. This is something we all know is true, so that is why the trend of teeth whitening will only continue to grow. There are some home kits available but getting your teeth whitened at the dentist is still the best way to achieve that amazing smile you desire. If you’re in the Westchester New York area, make sure to stop by the Canterino Dental group in Yonkers to get the best smile in NY.

As mentioned earlier there are many ways to get your teeth whitened but having a professional check on your dental health first is always the priority. Having a beautiful looking smile on the surface is great but making sure your teeth are healthy is most important. Once you establish good dental health, then you can take the time to get your teeth shades lighter to achieve that sparkling white smile you want.

Our teeth get stained day to day while eating so paying attention to avoid foods whenever possible that stain your teeth is good for prevention. It’s really critical to avoid these food right after a teeth whitening treatment as the bleaching process used actually makes teeth even more absorbent for a little bit. Here is a list of things that would contribute to staining your teeth:

Black Coffee is one of the worst offenders for staining teeth, mainly because it is used the most often by a large amount of people. Diluting it with creamer or milk can help but just be aware of how coffee is easily absorbed by your teeth.

Tea is also a teeth coloring offender, mainly due to the tannins. Drinking lighter teas like white or green teas is a better choice than the darker ones like Earl Grey.

Red wine, although good for your heart in small quantities, is a big culprit for staining your teeth. If you have to partake, consider white wine or the old trick of swishing some water in your mouth after you drink.

Dark sodas are also another way to lose that whiteness so avoid soda, especially very hot or very cold ones since they will cause your teeth to contract and be even more porous, staining your teeth even more. The acids in soda erode your tooth enamel and the sweeteners promote tooth decay. One way to limit the contact of soda to your teeth is to use a straw while drinking. Also, why not opt to drink a seltzer? It can give you the sensation of the carbonation but limit the damage to your teeth.

Fruit juices are also a big culprit for staining teeth. Dark juices like cranberry juice will certainly make your teeth a shade darker so try some lighter choices. Popsicles and slushies are known to stain your tongue so why would you think that they wouldn’t stain your teeth? A lemon icee will be your best choice if you have to indulge!

Amazingly, sugarless gum can help you avoid these problems as it can help with removing bacteria, which will help prevent staining. Other things that can stain your teeth, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, blueberries, tomato sauce, beets, and curry.

By avoiding the above mentioned foods, you can lessen the chance of staining your teeth or at least the frequency of how often you have to whiten your teeth. No matter what, there will be a time when you want to get your teeth whitened and coming to your Yonkers dentist for professional in-office teeth whitening will get you the best results.

Here at Canterino Dental, we use the Zoom whitening procedure for the whitest smile you can achieve. Many people believe a whiter smile will help you succeed in your career and relationship goals and part of this is true. Looking good will give you the confidence you need and having a beautiful smile can contribute to this. Make sure to contact us today at (914)376-1100 to set up your teeth whitening appointment.