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Dr. Brittaney Glazer understands the importance of patient education. She and the staff at Glazer Family Dentistry know that good oral care is essential for one’s overall health, and the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will tend to be.
There are number of questions patients ask quite frequently, so we have included those below for your convenience. But if you have a question that is not included in the list, we invite you to contact us.
Whether your question has to do with your oral care specifically or your oral health generally, we want to educate you. When you have knowledge, you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options. So never hesitate to ask us questions.
At Glazer Family Dentistry, we care about the health of you and your entire family!
Teeth whitening if a great way of improving any stained or discolored teeth without requiring intensive restorative treatments like veneers or crowns. If you consume coffee, tea, wine or tobacco products(among many, many other teeth staining food and drinks) you could be a great canidate for our whitening treatments. A good rule of thumb is if it will stain your shirt it will most likely stain your teeth.
When you come into our office, you can talk to Dr. Glazer about whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Generally, if you are an adult who has completed any orthodontic work and has taken care of any other needed work such as crowns, you will probably be a good candidate.
The best way to find out for sure is to make an appointment!
Teeth stains can occur on different surfaces of the tooth and for different reasons. Most common factors in causing teeth staining include oral hygiene and diet habits. Regularly drinking coffee, tea, sodas and smoking tobacco increase the likeliness of enamel staining. Not all causes of teeth staining are preventative though. In older patients, teeth staining occurs naturally due to the thinning of the enamel layer, allowing the yellow dentin to become visually prominent. Other factors which cause teeth to stain include certain medical treatments, and a history of tooth trauma and/or disease.
The most common foods which stain teeth have rich, deep colors like chocolate, berries, soda, wine, coffee, and tea. Basically, everything good! To prevent staining, after eating, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth to remove any residual particles. A regular scheduled dental cleaning can also remove a good amount of food stains!
A good rule of thumb is “ if a food can stain your white shirt, it can stain your teeth.”
We offer a variety of teeth whitening and bleaching services that can help you achieve your ideal shade and smile. From in-office to take-home products, call our office at 214-774-9906 to see which whitening treatment is best for you!