At Winston-Salem Dental Group we look at your dental health in two ways: what we can do in our office and what you can do at home.
For example, tooth whitening and correcting discoloration can be treated in our office or at home. Here in the office there are safe and effective methods for bleaching yellowed or stained tooth enamel. At-home whitening processes are also safe and effective and sometimes less expensive.
Additionally, we guide you regarding food and drink choices that can affect your whitened smile. Be aware of staining culprits such as coffee, tea, tobacco and soda. We understand that avoiding these items altogether is not an easy lifestyle change. Nor do we expect it.
Awareness and precaution can make a big difference. Rinsing your mouth out with water after drinking a dark or sugary beverage can cut down on the contact your teeth have with it and help neutralize the acids. Prolonged exposure to sugar can lead to buildup of plaque and tartar and prolonged exposure to staining substances can negate the results of teeth whitening.
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