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What Causes Tooth Staining?

Who wouldn’t want clean and whiter teeth? In these days where everywhere you look, pictures of picture-perfect models are plastered in every corner, you can’t help but sigh with their scratch-free legs, shiny and tangled-free hair and of course, with their perfect smile coupled with their clean and whiter teeth. With all of these characteristics, you may wonder if there is really a human living like that or they are only product of computer editing. Well, stop your curiosity because it is really a possibility to have that kind of physical aspect even though you are just a normal people and not a model that people usually look up to. Especially if you want a whiter teeth, it is very possible to have that and you can even achieve it even in the comforts of your own home. But always remember, prevention is always better than cure.

So to answer your curiosity, there are things you should keep in mind for you to prevent teeth staining. There are a lot of things that could affect the color of the teeth. Avoiding them or minimizing one’s exposure could do the trick of having pearly white teeth. One is by making sure that you follow a strict oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and flossing as plaque could cause discoloration or staining. Another way is to avoid foods that are usually the culprit for staining. Such are cola, tea, coffee, red wine and fried foods. But usually on a hot day, a cold glass of cola is so tempting that you would grab it immediately. Just remember then to use straw so as to avoid it from coming in contact with your teeth. Stopping your smoking habit could also be a huge factor for prevention as smoking especially tobacco can also cause staining. Use of medications such as Iron tablet could also cause this. There are also factors that could affect staining of our teeth but are out of our control such are age and trauma that affects your teeth such as accident. These factors could only be eliminated or can be control if you visit your dentist and have it check.

A White and bright teeth could have a huge effect on your confidence. So if you always steer away from having your picture taken or your album was filled with pictures of you… with your mouth always close, then try giving a considerable amount of attention to your teeth. In no time at all, photographers would always love to capture your brightest smile and maybe have your pictures posted in every corner.

Zoom Whitening

In a simple conversation, one’s attention is being magnetized by not only your voice but also the way your mouth moves and of course, on how perfect or imperfect your teeth are. Therefore, you really need to be prepared, if conversing with people is part of your career, especially if you’re talking to executives or even people you just want to impress. But then, what if you’re in a hurry and time was never on your side?  Or what if you’re the i-don’t-care-about-time-type of person and would only act if you’re pressured to act? Then Zoom Whitening could be the key to your dilemma.

zoom whitening 300x142 Zoom WhiteningThe Zoom Whitening is primarily a bleaching process to ensure cleaner and whiter teeth in just a matter of an hour.  It starts with preparing your teeth for the procedure, which involves covering your lips and gums, exposing only your teeth. Then your dentist would apply a whitening gel unto your mouth and exposing it unto the light which is also called the Zoom light. This is done for a 3 fifteen minute session which is a total of 45 minutes. During this time, you can relax by watching the television or by reading a book. This could help relax your nerves, since you would be able to feel sensitivity on your teeth, especially during the third session. This sensitivity could last from 24 hours to 48 hours after the procedure, so you could ask your dentist for something that could lessen the sensitivity.

However you should put into mind that this doesn’t ensure permanent white pearls. After the procedure, you could help maintain its perfect white color by avoiding foods that could discolor your teeth such as tea, cola, and coffee. You should also start to lessen your smoking habit, as this is also a huge factor in acquiring yellowish teeth, or better yet, you should learn how to quit smoking. You should also follow a regular dental hygiene and always set a regular appointment with your dentist. After all, being beautiful is entails hard work.

So if you’re anticipating a big day such as an important meeting with a client or a romantic rendezvous with your love one, then better call up your dentist now and set an appointment for Zoom Whitening. And you would have your whiter, brighter and cleaner teeth in just a snap. After all, a perfect smile plus perfect teeth could say it all.