Olympia Fields, IL Dentist
South Suburban Dental Care
2520 Lincoln Hwy Ste F
Olympia Fields, IL 60461-1961
(708) 747-6766
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By South Suburban Dental Care
May 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Over the years, have your teeth become discolored? Brown stains, white spots, or an overall yellowed and dull appearance detract from your otherwise healthy smile. At South Suburban Dental Care in Olympia Fields, IL, teeth whitening is just one of many ways Dr. Vincent Oganwu offers patients who are dissatisfied with their smile aesthetics.

Stains can be so stubborn

Experts at Tufts University say most stains start with substances which touch your tooth enamel and are absorbed by it. This includes foods, beverages, tobacco--even beneficial fluoride in the wrong amount. These extrinsic stains can be stubborn, but good oral hygiene habits at home help keep tooth enamel free of plaque and tartar and their associated stains, bad breath, and danger to oral health.

Ways to maintain a white smile

There are several strategies you can use to maintain your pearly whites. They include:

  • Daily flossing to remove food residues from tooth surfaces and interdental spaces
  • Twice daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste (ages six and up) and a soft toothbrush
  • Drinking water as your main beverage (it washes teeth and gums and increases saliva and its whitening properties)
  • Getting semi-annual cleanings and check-ups at South Suburban Dental Care
  • Consuming fibrous dietary choices such as leafy green vegetables
  • Restricting the dark foods you eat--curry dishes, soy sauce, blackberries
  • Drinking your daily coffee, tea or cola through a straw
  • Wearing a bite guard if you grind your teeth as the stresses of bruxism can darken your tooth surfaces

The details on professional teeth whitening

If you still suffer from stubborn stains, ask Dr. Oganwu about professional teeth whitening right in his Olympic Fields, IL, office. Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to ensure your mouth is completely healthy. If it is, you'll receive a simple, one-hour treatment that applies concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to all your tooth surfaces.

This natural chemical lifts organic matter out of porous tooth enamel, and your dentist simply rinses it away. Teeth brighten by several shades, and the effects last for years when you employ the at-home care your dentist and hygienist advise.

Learn more

It's your smile. Why not make it as bright and beautiful as you can? Practice your best at-home hygiene habits, see Dr. Oganwu for your regular appointments, and ask about teeth whitening. In our Olympic Fields office, the South Suburban Dental Care team offers the best in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. Have a healthy, beautiful smile for life! Call us with any questions you have at (708) 747-6474.