Sometimes, a quick & simple aesthetic treatment can make a big difference when it comes to the appearance of your smile. In this short article our Glendale cosmetic dentists are sharing a few same-day treatment options that will help you refresh the appearance of your smile.
Use Tooth Whitening Products
The whiter your smile is, the healthier and younger it is going to look. Professional whitening treatments lift discoloration from your teeth, and help restore your teeth to their natural shade. This treatment is popular because it is non-invasive, it can be completed in just one appointment, and many patients are able to lighten their smiles by several shades right away. Professional whitening formulations are much more concentrated, and thus more effective, than over-the-counter options.
Commit to Flossing
The American Dental Association recommends that patients floss once a day, along with their brushing routine. Our Glendale dentists also encourage you to keep floss handy throughout the day, because it is much healthier for your smile for you to use floss to dislodge dental debris plaque, rather than using pointy metal or wooden toothpicks. Choose a floss width that fits easily in all of the tight spaces between your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Plaque is the sticky bacterial film that develops in your mouth day and night. Plaque that is left undisturbed for too long actually hardens and calcifies on the tooth’s surface. This substance, called tartar, is difficult for you, as a patient, to remove at home. During your semi-annual professional cleaning, our dental team will dislodge the tartar on your smile, and then rinse it away.
Making a few thoughtfully chosen changes to your daily routine can help your smile stay healthier, longer. To learn more, and to schedule a consultation with our team, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Glendale dentists.