Brown, yellow, or otherwise stained teeth may be perfect for the purpose of celebrating Halloween, but most people would not want their teeth to look so ghoulish after the festivities, or for any other part of the year, for that matter. Aside from fake teeth, your natural teeth are also exposed to quite a bit of struggle as they are bombarded with sweets and candies, many of which can leave stains on your teeth as well as contribute to tooth decay. As a dedicated dentist in Sheridan, Dr. Coon offers this advice to protect your teeth’s pearly luster, and offers professional tooth whitening treatment to erase any stains that may appear.
Protect Your Teeth from Stains
Some foods, such as certain fruits and earthy vegetables, can help keep your teeth clean and healthy. The fibrous textures of some of these foods, such as apples, work to scrub away traces of food debris and minor stains on the surface of your teeth. Unfortunately, there may not be many fruits and vegetables to go around during the Halloween festivities, at least not enough to counteract the damage done by the more commonly–present candy. To help reduce some of the damage caused by sugary and acidic candies, swish some water around your mouth after you eat a treat.
Rejuvenate Your Smile After the Fun
Even knowing that candy can stain or damage your teeth, most of us are very hard-pressed to resist the temptation of handfuls of candy. If decadent sweets, or merely daily use, cause your pearly whites to be less white, we offer two options at our Sheridan dentist office for you to brighten your smile, each tailored to fit your schedule. For patients who require a dazzling smile on short notice, such as an upcoming party or other social engagement, our in-office tooth whitening treatment can brighten your smile up to 8-10 shades, typically in about an hour or so. If you’d prefer to brighten your smile at your own convenience, however, our take-home tooth whitening kits allow you to apply custom-made whitening trays to brighten or touch up your smile whenever you see fit. To find out which treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation at Grinnell Street Dental by contacting our Sheridan dentist office at (307) 672-7567. We welcome patients from Sheridan, WY and the surrounding communities.