We all try to put our best foot forward to insure that the people we meet and greet come away with a good opinion of us. Whether we’re meeting new people in a social setting or when we are trying to impress a business contact, that first impression is important.
One of the first things that others may notice about you is your smile. A genuinely warm smile along with a firm handshake shows that you are truly happy to see the other person and that he has your undivided attention. But a healthy smile can be compromised by unsightly tooth stains.
Extrinsic stains are caused by the foods and drinks that we expose our teeth to. Some of the worst culprits are coffee, tea and red wine. These kinds of stains can best be prevented by brushing every day and having regular professional cleanings. Your dental hygienist may suggest that you rinse with water after drinking that morning cup of java or the glass of wine that you enjoy with dinner.
Intrinsic stains originate beneath the surface in the dentin of the tooth. This type of staining is not as preventable since it is usually the result of an overexposure to fluoride during our childhood years or trauma to the tooth from a previous injury, things beyond our control. If you’re concerned about the discoloration of your teeth see your dentist for a complete evaluation.
Southlands Dental in Aurora offers options for stain removal or professional whitening. Call 720-886-0606 for an appointment.