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Zoom Your Teeth White This Season!

Zoom Your Teeth White This Season!
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read Zoom Your Teeth White This Season! by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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The holiday season is here! But, as you look at your pictures on your social media page or phone, do you notice that you are not smiling a wide-open full tooth smile due to your insecurity in their color? Can you not understand why your teeth are still yellow after you brush your teeth at least twice a day with special whitening toothpaste, floss regularly, and gargle?

If so, read on to find out what other reasons why your teeth are not vividly white and not staying brilliantly white after treatment.

Tooth Tint Truth

It seems like everyone is born with perfect teeth. Still, the truth is, most celebrities and even ordinary people are either blessed with white teeth genetically, have their teeth professionally whitened, or use teeth whitening products. So if you have excellent dental hygiene but your teeth are still yellow or return quickly to the less desired darkened or yellow color after whitening treatments, it is most likely caused by what you are eating and drinking.

Why Do My Teeth Yellow With Age?

The enamel on your tooth is naturally white, especially when it is at its thickest, but as you age and your enamel wears down, and your teeth start to show the color of the dentin layer of your teeth. The dentin layer is not white and has a yellowish tint. The thinner your enamel layer is, the more yellow your teeth will look (no matter how many times you brush).

The Worst Culprits For Staining Teeth

At the top of the recipe of ingredients that can cause teeth staining is the unmistakable red wine or black tea.  Only seconded by sugary foods and drinks that will also break down the enamel.  For the perfect recipe for long-term damage, add the secret ingredients of sodas, energy drinks, curries, other sauces, condiments such as balsamic vinegar and ketchup, and even fruit juices with a pinch of the true acids of citrus fruits, coffee, and tomatoes.

Do not give up!   You do not have to restrict your diet and avoid all of these foods to keep your teeth clean. Instead, there is one straightforward thing that you can do to help protect your teeth: drink water!

Rinse Now, Brush Later

Swishing away some of the food or drink residue with some water can make a big difference in how white your teeth will stay.  The saliva in your mouth is also a natural protectant of your teeth, so if you feel like you are getting dehydrated or your mouth seems dry, drink water to help keep your mouth’s pH balance at a healthy level.

Plus!  Do not be overly eager about brushing your teeth right after you eat. Your dental enamel softens slightly after eating and needs about an hour or so to harden up again before you can brush your teeth.

Ready To Help!

Dr. Stephen Parr has been providing the Coconut Grove, FL community dental care for over forty years and looks forward to helping you and your families keep your healthy sparkling smiles for life.

If you’re looking to whiten, brighten, and keep your teeth pearly white, call our fantastic team of dentists and hygienists today.  Let us help you create that confident smile you will love to share.

Make sure to ask us about our Zoom!® Professional Whitening System Special this Month!

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
2685 Bird Avenue
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Phone: 305-858-0505
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