Is It Possible to Over-Whiten Your Teeth?

July 3, 2018

Filed under: Blog,Community — puredental @ 1:07 pm

We all want to achieve a megawatt smile, but there are a multitude of reasons that this is not always possible. Coffee, tea, certain foods, smoking, genetics and overall wear-and-tear are just a handful of reasons your teeth may be yellowing. Before you reach for your over-the-counter whitening trays or call and make another reservation at our cosmetic dentist in West Loop or Bloomingdale, know that there is such thing as too much whitening. Here’s what you should know about getting a white smile.

Your Teeth Shouldn’t Be Stark White

In their natural state, teeth more so resemble a pearly shade rather than a bright-white shade. Keep this in mind when you are attempting to whiten your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists in the West Loop and Bloomingdale areas recommend looking at the whites of your eyes and aiming for your teeth to match that shade.

Don’t Overdo It

Our cosmetic dentists in West Loop and Bloomindale recommend that you visit us once annually for a professional whitening. While not all patients are the same, too much whitening can cause sensitivity, bleeding or cause your teeth to look see-through along the edges. At-home whitening products should not be used for more than two weeks at a time and no more than twice per year.

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in West Loop & Bloomindale

Are you unhappy with your smile? Finish off summer in a bright note by scheduling a professional whitening reservation at Pure Dental Spa!

Dental Tips for Your Upcoming Vacation

Filed under: Blog,Community — puredental @ 1:04 pm

There’s no denying that July is a huge month for travel. Across the globe, families are packing up and heading out for sun-filled vacations to relax and make memories. While vacations are a great time to get away from the real world, it is important to keep up with your oral health while you are away. Before you leave for your next vacation, read these tips from our dentists in the Chicago Loop and Bloomingdale areas.

Be Prepared

First and foremost, don’t forget to pack your oral health essentials! Make sure everyone in your family has a toothbrush packed, as well as toothpaste, floss and mouthwash. This way, you won’t have to rely on anyone else to provide you with the essentials! If driving is your method of transportation, you can even use pits stops as an opportunity to brush or floss.

Let Your Tooth Brush Air Out

When you’re at home, you probably don’t think twice about airing out your toothbrush. But when you’re traveling, it’s easy to leave toothbrushes trapped in a travel container. Once you get to your destination, let your toothbrush air out. Utilizing a plastic bag is a great method of transportation as well.

Snack on Healthy Foods

The food that you eat has a huge impact on how healthy your smile is. Sugary treats tend to linger on the surface of your teeth, which can have a negative impact on enamel. Try to stick to healthy, wholesome snacks like fruits and vegetables. If you have kids, rather than feeding them sugary drinks like juice boxes, give them water instead.
Once you’ve returned home from your vacation, schedule a reservation with our dentists in the Chicago Loop or at our Bloomingdale location.
Source: Colgate

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