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By MARK LUKIN
May 12, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Stains  

Is your smile as bright as it once was? If you're like many people, the answer is no. You drink coffee daily and enjoy several dark fruits and veggies. Now you're tired of your dental stains. At Lukin Family Dentistry, our dentists offer effective teeth whitening in their Sugar Land, TX, office. Dr. Stephen Lukin and Dr. Mark Lukin understand how a sparkling smile improves self-confidence.

Stains happen

While heredity is responsible for your basic tooth color, says LiveScience, extrinsic stains simply accumulate on tooth surfaces due to:

  • Cigarette smoke or chewing tobacco
  • Coffee, tea, wine (both red and white), sports drinks, cola
  • Plaque and tartar build-up
  • Dark foods, such as curry and soy sauce
  • Highly acidic foods, such as tomato sauce and chili

In fact, LiveScience explains that anything which can discolor your T-shirt can stain your teeth. Of course, improving your brushing and flossing at home helps to a degree. For many people, however, better oral hygiene habits don't suffice.

We will help your smile

Bring those disappointing stains to our Sugar Land office. Dr. Lukin will examine your teeth and gums, and if they are healthy (no active gum disease or decay), he can recommend teeth whitening.

You can choose from two options: in-office treatments or at-home whitening trays. Each employs a powerful form of hydrogen peroxide. Applied as a gel, the peroxide targets the organic stains, pulling them out of tooth enamel.

In the office, your dentist puts the gel on all tooth surfaces, lets it penetrate and rinses it away. This process takes about an hour.

If you decide on take-home whitening, you'll apply the gel with acrylic trays, wearing them for a specific amount of time daily for a week as Dr. Lukin instructs. When you're done, your teeth and gums will feel good and your smile whiter and brighter by up to eight shades of color.

Maintain that smile!

Continue your consistent at-home brushing and flossing. See your friends at Lukin Family Dentistry for a professional dental exam and hygienic cleaning every six months as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends for all children, teens, and adults.

Also, consider:

  • Whitening touch-ups as needed
  • Using a whitening toothpaste or rinse as your dentist advises
  • Stopping all tobacco
  • Drinking your tea, coffee or cola with a straw
  • Drinking a lot of water
  • Limiting how often you consume dark foods, such as blueberries and dishes with soy sauce

Feel energized

A drab smile is a downer. Talk to us about ways to whiten your teeth and keep them bright. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Lukin or Dr. Stephen Lukin at Lukin Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX. Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services. Phone today: (281) 265-9000.