But our smile is often the first thing people notice, and our loved ones see our smiles every day. Therefore it only makes sense, that on Valentine’s Day and around the year, we do whatever we can to make our smiles beautiful.
On this Valentines Day, EK Dental Surgery wants to work with you to make sure that your mouth is healthy and attractive, and your smile is bright!
Whiten and Brighten Your Smile
Teeth whitening is the No. 1 requested cosmetic service today. Although teeth are not really supposed to be bright white, no one wants their teeth to look like a row of corn.
There are several reasons for stained teeth. Food and drink, including tea and red wine are major staining culprits. Two chemicals found in tobacco also create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Age can also be a factor. Over time, the outer enamel layer of gets thinner and more of the yellowish dentin shows through. Damage to the mouth and medications can also darken teeth
What Are The Whitening Options?
At-Home Bleaching – Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a tray that fits on your teeth. You may also use a whitening strip that sticks to your teeth. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what your dentist would use in the office and at-home whitening can damage gums and teeth.
In-Office Bleaching – This procedure usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. In-office bleaching is quicker, more effective, and safer than at-home options.
Take Care of Your Teeth Year Round
On Valentines Day, be careful about high-sugar content food and candies. And the rest of the year, take care of your mouth:
- Brush twice a day and floss between the teeth, around the brackets, and at the gum line.
- Don’t forget that your tongue carries bacteria too and needs to be brushed from the back to the front just as often as teeth!
- Replenish your teeth with high alkaline foods such as vegetables that will keep them strong.
- Check in regularly with your dentist.
Year-Round Oral Health at EK Dental Surgery
If you want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, make an appointment today with your trusted Glen Waverley dentist! EK Dental Surgery offers a wide range of preventative and cosmetic dental procedures that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams, for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Our Teeth Whitening Offer
- Take Home Teeth Whitening Systems $280
Book your appointment online or call us on (03) 9887 8787 today!