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As we age and continue to enjoy eating, our teeth can become less white and pearly. No matter what you’re doing here in the Utah Valley, a brighter smile can improve your self-esteem and outlook on life! Sometimes we look to whiten our teeth, and your American Fork, UT dentists can help.
Coffee, tea and red wine are a few treats we enjoy that can stain our teeth over time. They have intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth known as enamel. Citrus fruits can wear down enamel. Tobacco use is another culprit. In addition to causing long-term health damage, tobacco has tar and nicotine, which are both known to stain teeth over time. Healthier, richly colored foods like blueberries and pomegranates can also stain teeth. Even curry, pasta sauce and balsamic vinegar are known to cause staining.
Teeth can also yellow as our enamel thins. It wears away as we age and the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing. The yellowish layer underneath – known as dentin – becomes increasingly more visible.
Your American Fork, UT, dentists can help! Professional teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, can remove many types of stains to lighten your teeth – up to eight shades! We can make custom-fitting bleaching trays to give you a better result than any store-bought strips.
There are some things you can do on your own, as well. A baking soda and salt mixture can be whipped up at home and applied to your teeth. Eating the proper nutrients, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins can also make your dentin healthier and keep your teeth whiter. Your American Fork, UT, dentists can provide much more nutritional information!
There are many ways your teeth can yellow or get stained, and your American Fork, UT, dental office is well-equipped to make your smile cleaner and whiter! Give us a call at 801.756.3737 today!
-Dr. Chase Larsen
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our American Fork, Utah dental practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
Come experience Total Care Dental and you will see that our American Fork, Utah (UT) dentists and staff offer state-of-the-art, quality dental care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Provo, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Orem, Lindon, Alpine Highland, Springville, Spanish Fork and surrounding areas. Whether you are seeking an American Fork, Utah general dentist, sedation dentist, or a completely different approach to dental care, we are here to provide results and the most enjoyable dental visit you will ever have! Call us at 801.756.3737 and experience the difference with Total Care Dental.
Total Care Dental
12 S 1100 E
American Fork, UT 84003