December 4, 2017
If you’ve started to think that there’s not much you can do to avoid staining your teeth, you should do a little research and maybe get some professional advice from your dentist. To learn how teeth whitening can undo tooth stains and get help learning the drinks you should enjoy in moderation to keep your smile bright, call Community Shores Dental at 231-366-4182 today.
At our Norton Shores, MI dentist office, we offer a broad variety of cosmetic dentistry options to help you get the smile you want and say goodbye to various flaws you may be self-conscious about.
We offer both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening so you can put the pearl back in your dazzling smile in the way that best suits your schedule and lifestyle. Regardless of which option you choose to take advantage of, your smile will be more dazzling in no time. With our help you may just be able to:
- Feel more confident when you’re making a first impression at a new job or during a first date
- Achieve a gorgeous grin worthy of a Hollywood red carpet
- Enjoy taking selfies and group portraits more than you ever have
We close a little early at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, but otherwise we maintain the typical nine-to-five Monday through Friday schedule that you probably expect from most dental professionals. But we also offer some flexible morning and evening hours that many other dentists don’t! Our Norton Shores, MI dentist office:
- Opens early at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
- Accepts appointments as late as 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
We also accept a variety of payment options and offer our own in-house financing options if cost is a concern for you. And on top of that, we also provide free consultations so you have nothing to lose if you’d like to learn more about our options for brightening your smile!
Avoid These Teeth-Staining Drinks & Get Teeth Whitening
A good indicator to keep in mind when it comes to figuring out what drinks may stain teeth is the color of the beverage itself. If a drink is darkly colored or heavily pigmented, there is a good chance that it will stain your enamel. For example, red wine and coffee, if consumed regularly, can eventually cause your teeth to yellow or otherwise stain.
But if you think you can simply swap out the burgundy vino and black java for white wine and green tea, we have some bad news for you: even these slightly lighter beverages can also stain teeth. That’s partially because color is not the only determining factor in whether a drink can discolor your smile.
Because white wine and green tea both have a fair amount of acid in them, they can still discolor your teeth over time, especially if you drink them often and in significant quantities. You could potentially swap out these beverages for other alternatives, drink them in moderation, and also brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after consuming them to help avoid staining.
Here are some other common drinks that people frequently enjoy, not knowing that they may be staining their pearly whites:
- Citrus drinks like orange or grapefruit juice
- Other acidic and/or darkly-pigmented juices like tomato juice, grape juice, and cranberry juice
- Various sodas
- Sports drinks
As mentioned above, brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth after drinking these sorts of refreshing drinks can help you avoid staining your teeth.
But maybe you’ve already stained your teeth and want to do something to fix the problem now. If so, the team at Community Shores Dental would be glad to help you!
And if you’ve had disappointing results using over-the-counter bleaching kits and flimsy whitening strips, you’ll be happy to know that the professional whitening treatments we offer are stronger, more effective, and safer for you. Regardless of which one you choose, we’ll do our very best to help you achieve the bright grin you’ve always dreamed of!
We also will go above-and-beyond to make you feel comfortable in our Norton Shores, MI dentist office. We even have heated massage chairs in all of our semi-private care rooms!
To get a teeth whitening treatment and get some professional advice on how to keep your smile bright after you leave our office, call Community Shores Dental at 231-366-4182. You can also use our handy online form or stop by and see us in Norton Shores, MI in person to schedule or ask questions.