Pickles, Sports Drinks, and Wine…Oh My!
Just in time for the holidays, ABC News came out with a report detailing the best and worst foods for your teeth. The report listed the top foods that were responsible for damaging teeth.
Among the list were your standard culprits: chewy or hard candy, soda and coffee. However, a few foods on the list may have raised a few eyebrows. For instance, pickles, sports drinks and even white wine were condemned for the havoc they wreck in your mouth.
And you’ll be surprised what these three seemingly innocent foods have in common…
Pickles, sports drinks, white wine and a whole host of other goodies are apparently responsible for stripping the enamel from your teeth. Why is this dangerous, you ask?
While we contribute loss of enamel to weakening teeth in the long run, it also contributes to a much more immediately noticeable problem: discolored teeth.
Discolored Teeth in the U.S.
It seems that discolored teeth is an increasingly embarrassing, yet common, dental flaw in the U.S.
According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when participants were asked what they would like to improve most about their smile, the most popular reply was “whiter and brighter teeth”. Fortunately, for you, Alliance Family Dental offers teeth whitening in Fayetteville, NC.
Teeth Whitening at Alliance Family Dental
At Alliance Family Dental, we offer both in-office teeth whitening and take home whitening kits.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our in-office teeth whitening requires applying a whitening agent directly to the teeth for a period of 30 to 60 minutes. Patients who opt for our in-office whitening treatment can sometimes see results in just one treatment. For severely discolored teeth, we suggest multiple visits, however.
Take-Home Whitening Kits
Our take-home whitening kits are convenient for those who want to whiten teeth in the privacy and comfort of their own home. Our take-home kits offer a custom-fitted mouth guard that is designed to fit the shape of your teeth for maximum contact of the whitening gel. You fill the mouth guard with a peroxide whitening gel and wear the guard for a prescribed amount of time.
So before you forego that extra glass of white wine to bring in the New Year, contact our office at Alliance Family Dental or call us at (910) 868-4664 to learn more about how we can reverse the effects of stained teeth with our teeth whitening procedures. Your whiter and brighter teeth are waiting for you!
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