Celebrate National Coffee Day with Teeth Whitening!

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While we may be in the business of keeping your teeth pearly white and sparkling. . . one thing is for sure, we love coffee just as much as you (if not more)! Because we would never dream of suggesting you forgo your morning cup of joe. . . today we’re sharing other teeth staining culprits and what you can do to restore the youthful, desirable look of whiter teeth.

What Causes Teeth Staining

    You guessed it, coffee is a major contributor to teeth staining, as well as smoking, red wine and regularly consuming tea. A general rule of thumb is that the darker the food you’re eating or drinking, the more likely is it to stain your teeth. Also, those with tartar on their teeth are more likely to have a dull smile, as this crusty deposit traps stains and contributes to discoloration (not to mention plaque and bacteria)!

    The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

      Our favorite benefit of teeth whitening is the boost of confidence and self-esteem that only a white, bright smile brings. Teeth whitening also helps to restore that youthful glow we’re all after, as yellow, dull teeth can give away older age. Better yet, the hydrogen peroxide present in whitening gel can also help kill bacteria that may cause gum disease and/or tooth decay.

      Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright
      • Get your teeth cleaned regularly to keep tartar at bay. 
      • Use straws when drinking beverages known to stain. 
      • Brush or rinse after consuming something staining. 
      • Try the new Colgate® Optic White™ Professional Whitening Kit. 
      Colgate Optic White Professional Whitening Kit

        For those looking to give themselves the boost of confidence that whiter teeth brings, we have the perfect solution. Enter, the Colgate Optic White Professional Whitening Kit! This at-home kit is only available through dental offices and is an affordable and time-saving alternative to traditional bleach trays and gels. The Colgate Optic White Professional Teeth Whitening Kit helps to brighten your smile with a portable, silicone mouthpiece using a 9% hydrogen peroxide gel that’s specifically designed for sensitive teeth. Just 10 minutes per day for 10 consecutive days and voila! Your teeth will be lightened by up to 8 SHADES! Sayonara, coffee stains!

        This kit has been a favorite here at SLO Smiles and patients agree that this whitening treatment is the perfect option for sensitive smiles that need a little brightening. Questions? No problem! Know that our dentists in San Luis Obispo are happy to answer any of your questions about this exciting new product. All you need to do is give us a buzz at (805) 541-0550. . . after your morning caffeine fix of course!

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