A Whiter Smile This Thanksgiving
Greetings Jacksonville, TX! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of All Smiles Jacksonville. Think about Thanksgiving. What will you be doing? Many of our patients will be spending time with their friends and families. There will be board games. There will be arguments about board games. There may be football on the television. THere’s sure to be lots of delicious food such as turkey. There will be roundtable discussions from family members about all the embracing things you did as a child.
Now think about what happens at every family gathering. Someone takes a photo; Uncle Mike dusts off the old Polaroid camera that he still somehow find film for; you daughter uses her iPhone 6S to capture of a picture of you with a mouthful of turkey. What emotion comes to mind when someone asks you to smile for the camera?
For many of our patients, that emotion is fear or embarrassment. They have some part of their smile that they’re just not crazy about. The most common complaint we hear at All Smiles Jacksonville in Jacksonville, TX, is that our patients are unhappy with the whiteness of their teeth. They brush and floss regular, they even come in for their six-month check-up. Yet there otherwise healthy teeth just don’t look very white.
There’s a lot of reasons why that could happen to you. The most obvious answer is simply age; as you get older, your teeth have a harder time whitening. It could also be as a result of some of the food and beverages that you eat and drink. Many foods and drinks contain natural dyes, these dyes can stain your teeth. Take grapes for instance, the primary ingredient in wine. Imagine squeezing a handful of grapes in your hands, it would discolor you hands a bite. The same thing happens to your teeth.
But food and age don’t have to keep you down. The teeth whitening industry makes millions of dollars in revenue every year as people try to improve the whiteness of your teeth. But many patients tell us that the do-it-yourself whitening products are ineffective or hurt there gums. You can find these products everywhere; from the shelves of a grocery store, to a special on Groupon, to even a display in the dollar store.
But all over-the-counter whitening products have the same flaw: the whitening gel is not very strong. That means patients either get frustrated by not seeing results, or attempt to overcompensate and use too much of the product. Using too much of an over-the-counter whitening product can lead to severe irritation for your gums. This frustrating process may turn you off from trying to whiten your teeth all together.
But the professionals can help. At All Smiles Jacksonville, we offer two types of professional teeth whitening procedures. We offer the Zoom! system of in-office whitening and take-home Zoom! whitening kits for you to use in the comfort of your own home. These products work great, plus they can save you time. If you make an appointment now, we can have your teeth looking an incredible shade of white in time for your Thanksgiving festivities.
The Zoom! In-office whitening system allows you to achieve a smile thats multiple shades whiter in just one hour. The trick is in the special combination of whitening gel and a special light which helps to activate the gel. We pain professional strength whitening gel onto your teeth, then we expose your teeth to the special whitening light. It just three sessions (performed in the same one hour appointment) we can have your teeth looking great!
Make An Appointment
So don’t delay, have a new smile for Thanksgiving. Make an appointment at All Smiles Jacksonville in Jacksonville, TX. You can reach our office at 903-625-9297. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you look great for your Thanksgiving dinner!