There’s no getting around it: Life is hard on teeth. Whether we’re coffee drinkers, cigarette smokers or candy fiends, we don’t make it easy for our pearly whites to stay clean and sparkly. Even if our brushing and flossing habits are near perfect, over time, stains inevitably build up on our teeth from the food we eat, dimming our smiles. Thankfully you’ve got Michael J. Weiss & Associates, your local Hunters Point dental office, to fall back on. We’re experts not only at keeping your teeth and gums feeling healthy, we make sure your teeth and gums are looking healthy too. Let us tell you how we do it!
Before we get into how your dentist at Michael J Weiss & Associates cleans teeth that are stained, we first need to answer the questions of what a stain is in the first place and how they form. The visible parts of our teeth are made of a type of calcium phosphate that goes by the name “enamel.” It’s actually extremely durable stuff if you think about it. There aren’t many materials that could withstand the punishment of a lifetime of chewing the way your tooth enamel does. (Indeed, tooth enamel is actually the hardest substance in the human body!) Nevertheless, constant exposure to colored foods, drinks and smoke eventually leads to visible discoloration as pigments become embedded in the enamel. When you come into our Hunters Point dental office, our strategy for dealing with this discoloration will be three-fold. First we’ll get rid of existing stains by polishing your teeth with specialized tools. The second thing we’ll do is apply a bleaching agent. Finally, we’ll give you some tips on how to reduce future staining.
In addition to making your teeth bright again, when you pay a visit to Michael J. Weiss & Associates, we’ll also put our expertise and state-of-the-art technology to use to make sure you don’t have any cavities or periodontal issues that need addressing. Healthy teeth and gums? A lustrous smile? Why wait? Call or go online to make an appointment with our Hunters Point dental office today!