It’s common for people to want white teeth. But the majority of men and women have discolored or just plain yellow teeth. Especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. Teeth whitening from Harris Dental in Phoenix can brighten your smile.
Your Genes Make a Difference
As with other physical aspects, there is a genetic component to your oral health. You can thank your parents if your enamel is thick and durable. If it is resistant to decay, you can thank them again. Even more importantly, you can thank them if they taught you to take care of your teeth.
Like complexions, natural tooth shade varies from person to person. Some of us have whiter teeth naturally. But many people have tarnished teeth due to their lifestyle. Dietary practices and dental hygiene influence tooth color as well as overall oral health.
Lifestyle Habits That Affect Tooth Color
Did you know that your enamel is like your skin? It contains pores that can get clogged and discolored. The most common practices that work against you are:
- Tobacco and other smokable substances
- Sodas and other dark colored drinks, i.e. coffee, red wines, and teas
- Not practicing daily oral hygiene
- Not having proper dental care
If you want whiter teeth, these will work against you. We suggest kicking these habits to the curb.
But to get the whitest possible teeth, nothing beats professional teeth whitening from Harris Dental in Phoenix. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa have brightened their smiles with whitening and other cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
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