Greetings Red Bank! Welcome back to the on-going blog of Denise DiBona, DDS. We hope you’re surviving this summer heat and enjoying the remaining time before fall begins in earnest. Today we’re going to talk about a subject that is very important to your smile: the whiteness of your teeth.

What do you do to keep your teeth white? You may brush twice a day, for three minutes at a time as the American Dental Association recommends. You even floss to reach all the areas in-between your teeth. You may even use fluoride to strengthen your enamel and keep your teeth free of cavities. Yet your teeth still aren’t as white as you’d like them to be.

All sorts of everyday foods and drinks, as well other activities, can leave your teeth with unsightly yellow stains. These stains can persistent can resist even the most vigorous brushing and flossing. For that reason, we offer Professional Teeth Whitening at our office in Red Bank, NJ. In today’s blog we’re going to talk a little bit about Professional Teeth Whitening, as well as provide some tips for keeping your teeth white, and feeling more confident about your smile.

Are You Confident Enough to Smile?

Imagine you’re taking a trip to the ballpark to watch America’s pastime sport, baseball. You purchased great seats and are kicking back with some peanuts and Cracker Jack. You watch as the pitcher releases a fastball over center plate; the hometown batter swings away. You hear the crack of the bat and watch as the ball soars out of the park. It’s a home run!

The ball is coming right towards you. You snatch it out of the air, and all eyes in the stadium turn towards you. You see yourself on the jumbotron; are you confident enough to smile and show your teeth? Or are you ashamed about your the condition of your teeth?

Millions of Americans are embarrassed about their teeth; this can directly lead to a decrease in self-confidence and self-esteem. But at our Red Bank, NJ office, we take great care to help you look great and then feel great.

Everyday Tips to Keep Your Teeth White

Everyday, your teeth are in a constant struggle against foods and drinks that are determined to stain them. If you enjoy your dinner with a glass of Red Wine, you may be staining your teeth every time you drink. Red wine is filled with natural dyes and tannins. These dyes can stain your teeth, and the tannins help soak the dyes into your teeth.

Red wine and other brightly colored foods and drinks all act in this manner. You know how sometimes candy or drinks can leave your tongue looking blue or green or some other color of the rainbow? It does the very same thing to your teeth; over time this stains can set in and manifest them as nasty blotches of yellow on your teeth. If you’re going to enjoy these kinds of food and beverages, you may want to consider brushing your teeth after you enjoy them.

The can of soda you drink with lunch can be even more damaging to your teeth. Soda is almost as acidic as battery acid, and can be used to remove rust off of metal. It does much the same thing to the enamel of your teeth; removing your protection from cavities, tooth decay, and tooth stains. The artificial coloring and sugar in soda attract further bacteria and leave your mouth a mess. You can minimize some of the damage soda does to your teeth by drinking out of a straw.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening is faster, safer, and more efficient than products you find in a grocery store or your local pharmacy. Store-bought products aren’t as strong, making them ineffective or causing them to take weeks or months to produce the results you want. Worse yet, over-the-counter products can irritate your gums, leaving them bloody and sore.

Our Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening system is specially formulated to keep your gums comfortable, and prevent irritation to the soft-tissue in your mouth. In addition, the ingredients in our system are stronger and faster-acting. We can remove years worth of stains, and get your smile several shades brighter. The best part is the whole process can be completed in as little as one visit to our office.

Are you ready to have white teeth? Looking great helps you to feel great. Click here to schedule an appointment at the office of Denise DiBona, DDS in Red Bank, NJ.