Most of us aren’t happy with some aspect of our appearance. For some it is our weight, for others it is facial features. When a group of American adults were recently polled, over forty percent reported being less than satisfied with their smiles, most specifically with their teeth. Many are displeased that they never had the ability to get braces as an adolescent, while others wish that there was a way to brighten their yellow or discolored enamel. Now there is, Dr. Finley can restore and renew your teeth with an easy, painless visit!
Why Are My Teeth Dark or Discolored?
There are a variety of factors which can lead to tooth discoloration. Most frequently, daily routine activities such as drinking coffee or red wine are big contributors. Tobacco use is one of the most common offenders as well. The good news is, the team at Finley Dentistry uses professional, state of the art whitening treatments to reverse the effects of dark spots, browning or yellowing.
Additionally, many times darkening can be a sign of tooth decay or even root canal damage. By visiting the dentist, a comprehensive exam will be performed and any underlying issues will be diagnosed and treated.
Can’t I Just Whiten At Home?
The answer is yes. At home whitening treatments are always an option, some are reported to be more effective than others. However, at home whitening treatments are primarily bleach based. Bleach is a great ingredient to attack the external enamel stains, but cannot always treat the deeper damage. Professional whitening treatments at Dr. Finley’s office can give you a whiter smile, with safer ingredients and dosages.
As the end of August approaches, many parents are getting their back to school checklists prepared. This often includes shopping for school supplies, back to school clothes and backpacks and annual school physicals. However, many parents often forget to schedule their child’s annual dental checkup or bi-annual cleaning. College students tend to be especially forgetful and this can cause many complications.
It is best to set yourself up for a successful academic year by putting your brightest, cleanest smile forth. This can be achieved by scheduling your regular dental appointment. Studies throughout the years show that high school and college students are least likely to attend their dental cleanings and checkups. Additionally, one of the most common to-do tasks during holiday breaks is attending to dental issues which arise during the semester.
So How Can We Break The Cycle?
Encourage your teenagers and college students to take care of their dental hygiene!
According to an article in Webmd: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20140506/doctors-should-give-toddlers-fluoride-treatments-us-task-force it is important to use fluoride treatment on children at a young age. When completing back to school shopping, make sure your student stocks up on dental floss, a great quality toothbrush and fluoride rinse. Toothbrushes are only designed to last for a few months, so if they are going away for a long semester make sure they have access to a fresh one! Call us for more info about fluoride and its benefits for children. And be sure to book your before school appointment.
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