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Fast Tips for Keeping Whitened Teeth Looking Beautiful

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Whitening your teeth requires both a financial and time commitment. When you finally reach your ideal shade, keeping it that way is important. How quickly your teeth need a touch-up depends mostly on your habits and lifestyle.

We offer both speedy in-office teeth whitening and convenient custom take-home teeth whitening in our Springfield, IL dental office.

Here are some easy ways to keep your brightest smile.

Rinse after You Drink Coffee

If you enjoy a morning cup o’ joe, rinsing your mouth immediately after finishing your coffee will reduce the stains that settle into the microscopic pores of your enamel. It’s a good idea to avoid brushing your teeth immediately after you drink acidic ...

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Enjoy Your Holiday Parties with Shining Teeth!

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This time of year it seems that parties fall nearly every other day. If you have company parties or family reunions on the calendar, you probably want to look your best. In addition to the proper attire, you might be thinking about the appearance of your smile, especially if it is a bit darker than it used to be.

The holidays are a great time to have your teeth professionally whitened. A flashy smile for the New Year can be particularly stunning. Since the holidays are just around the corner, why not contact our Springfield, IL dental office to learn more about our professional teeth whitening options.

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Which Beverage Has Been Damaging Your Teeth?

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It’s not sugar alone that affects the health and appearance of your smile. Acid is the real culprit when it comes to eroding enamel. Even more than candy or sweets, certain drinks pose a big threat to your pearly whites. Here are a few beverages that might be causing your smile trouble.

Soda – Regular or Diet

It’s not just sugary soda that you should consume with caution. Diet sodas are often as or more acidic than their regular counterparts. If you do drink soda, remember that darker ones will stain your teeth more dramatically and you should wait at least 30 minutes after you finish your soda to brush your teeth ...

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What the Discoloration of a Tooth Can Mean

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Do you have teeth that are darkening or changing colors? This can indicate some dental conditions that may require attention. In other cases, it may be natural staining that occurs when you eat or drink staining foods. In other cases, if you use tobacco, it can dramatically stain your teeth.

Prescription Medication Staining

Certain prescription medication can cause your teeth to darken or make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean due to side effects such as dry mouth. Even common antibiotics and rinses can have a staining effect on your smile.

Trauma Due to An Accident or Injury

Bumping a tooth can cause internal damage that causes discoloration. Often this can be ...

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Effects of Tobacco on Your Oral Health

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You probably know that smoking can cause lung cancer, respiratory problems, and cost you a load of money from month to month. Did you know, however, that smoking or using chewing tobacco can have a serious negative impact on the health and appearance of your smile? One of the most deadly and disfiguring forms of cancer is oral cancer. It can often fly undetected under the radar for years as it slowly progresses and becomes more invasive. Your best chance for early detection and diagnosis is through your regular dental visits.

Tobacco Use and Your Teeth

We perform life-saving oral cancer screenings at each hygiene appointment to look for suspicious lesions inside ...

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