Maintaining a White Smile
By Lynch Dental Center
April 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening   veneers  

These days, there are numerous ways to get that picture-perfect, million-dollar smile. Maintaining it, on the other hand, will take some work on your part. Sometimes, good oral hygiene habits may not be enough to preserve that natural white smile because your teeth have been cosmetically or structurally damaged.

Until you consult with one of the dentists here at Lynch Dental Center, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, or Dr. France Lynch, in Chicago or River Forest, IL, here are common options to help you maintain your dazzling smile:

Teeth Whitening

The most obvious solution that comes to mind would be teeth whitening. Although there are many teeth whitening home kits, it is still best to go to your dentist to get the treatment. Teeth bleaching involves the use of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals remove teeth stains to reverse discoloration as well as signs of routine wear.

Dental Veneers

Made from composite or porcelain material, this dental solution makes use of tooth-colored shells to achieve a natural-looking white smile. The veneer is installed over the tooth surface to restore its original color and protect the tooth enamel from decay.

Dental veneers are not only good for whitening teeth, but also for concealing minor misalignment, hiding spaces, and repairing cracks/chips on the tooth. On average, the procedure can be completed in two visits to your dentist in River Forest or Chicago.

Other Tips to Maintain a White Smile

Aside from the dental procedures previously described, there are other things you can do to maintain your white smile, such as:

  • Eating foods like apples, carrots, celery, and pears, which forces the production of more saliva, which, in turn, washes away the food debris caught in your teeth.
  • Using sugarless gum with tooth-cleansing action to help with whitening.
  • Avoiding sugary foods and drinks that can cause discoloration or tooth decay.

For More Teeth Whitening Options, Call Us

Contact Lynch Dental Center to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Sheila Lynch, or Dr. France Lynch. Call (708) 366-6411 to reach our River Forest, IL, office or (312) 263-3235 to reach our Chicago, IL, office.