Did you know that some foods could improve the appearance of your pearly whites? For example, strawberries contain enzymes (Vitamin C and malic acid) that can whiten your teeth. It has a natural astringent that removes surface stains and clears out the plaque. Apples, carrots, and celery work as nature’s toothbrush because they eliminate excess food and scrub away the stains. However, if your teeth are discolored, you need to consult Dr. John M. Hucklebridge of Plano Smile Studio clinic and get the needed treatment. One of the best ways to whiten your teeth would be through the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system.

During your consultation, he will investigate the cause of the discoloration, review your medical/oral health, perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, and recommend the best treatment for you.

Your health care professional will ask about your oral hygiene, diet, medical condition, and your lifestyle habits. This will help him trace the root cause of the problem. Take note that the discoloration can be due to a poor oral hygiene, smoking, aging, consumption of certain food and drinks, trauma, antibiotics, and overexposure to fluoride. He may ask you to quit smoking as it can affect the color of your teeth.

Your dentist will evaluate your oral health by checking for enamel thickness, receding gums, sensitivity, decay, and other oral diseases.

Once he verifies that you’re a suitable candidate for Zoom! Teeth Whitening, he will begin with the actual procedure by covering your gums, tongue, and cheeks. This serves as protection during the application of the bleaching agent.

Then, the whitening gel will be applied directly on your teeth for about 15 minutes and activates it using a special light. The process is repeated two times. After the procedure, you will be given a take-home whitening kit to maintain the radiance of your smile.

Your Plano TX dentist can brighten you teeth using Zoom! Teeth Whitening. For more information, please feel free to call 972.398.2550.