One of the main reasons patients come to us for cosmetic care is that they are worried about stains. Patients are equally worried about preventing them from developing as they are about camouflaging existing ones. The good news is that discoloration is something you can avoid and treat with ease. Take some helpful advice to heart and remember to schedule a visit with us when you are ready to make some very exciting improvements to your smile.
How To Prevent Them
Before you ever need cosmetic care, you will want to do your best to avoid the development of stains. First, it’s important that you realize some amount of discoloration over the course of your life is typically unavoidable. You eat every day, pigmented foods come into contact with your smile, and discoloration occurs. Limiting staining, however, is easy with the following:
- Brush twice a day and floss – this will keep stain causers off of your teeth
- Remain committed to your preventive care visits with us two times a year, so your teeth remain clean and beautiful
How To Address Them
So, you’ve developed some stains that you are unhappy with. Cosmetic care can help. If you are looking to address allover discoloration that’s generally superficial, we suggest teeth whitening. For patients dealing with an isolated stain, we may recommend dental bonding to camouflage the blemish. For severe staining, porcelain veneers provide comprehensive coverage, so your smile looks brand new (even if your staining is deep).
How To Avoid New Ones
Follow preventive care suggestions to avoid new stains – this is particularly helpful after you receive a cosmetic care treatment. You might also want to limit the super-staining foods you consume (coffee, for example). Last but not least, rinse your mouth with water when you do eat these foods – then brush 30 minutes later.
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.