You Have Choices for Whitening Your Teeth

tooth whitening

Although brushing and flossing are highly effective for maintaining your oral health, you may need some help to whiten your smile. You might consider trying teeth whiteners, which will attack deep stains and discolorations in your teeth.

For a high-quality tooth whitening treatment, you should visit your dentist. In under 90 minutes, your teeth can be ten shades whiter. The whitening trays will be custom fitted to your mouth to ensure a good fit and an effective treatment.

Your dentist can give you an at-home kits for patients to use in their free time to touch up your teeth. You can also purchase whitening kits over the counter. Although they are popular, some products may not do what they advertise, and some might damage your gums and tooth enamel. Before using any form of tooth whitener, always consult your dentist.

If you would like to speak with our team about teeth whitening options, please schedule an appointment at Hollywood Dental Care in Hollywood, Florida, by calling (954) 367-5671. Our dental professionals are here to help!

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Acidic Foods Affect Your Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

Do you floss every day (great job!)  but still find that you are not cleaning between your teeth as well as possible? Get the most out of your dental flossing by upgrading your techniques, upgrading your floss, and spending a little more time to perfect your flossing habits. Here are 5 tips to make sure you are doing it right.

The Right Product: When deciding on a dental floss, look for a product that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance by the American Dental Association. You can also request product recommendations from your dentist. There are many options, including flavored floss and floss for sensitive gums.

The Right Length: A single thread for a flossing session should be about 18 inches long. At this length, you can clean between each tooth with a new section of the thread, which avoids spreading any debris between teeth.

The Right Method: Work gently between teeth and use steady motions. Remember: your goal is to remove debris, not grind your teeth away!

The Right Time: Try to floss for about 2 to 3 minutes per session. Make sure you work every area between and around each tooth. This includes behind the back row!

The Right Support: It can be hard to remember to floss. Write yourself a reminder, and make it fun! Maybe listen to one of your favorite songs as you floss. Regular visits to your dentist are also helpful, to check in on how well your oral health habits are working.

No matter the needs you have for your teeth, our team at Hollywood Dental Care can help. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Hollywood, Florida, call us at (954) 367-5671. We look forward to seeing you and your radiant smile!

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