If you are a red wine drinker, you are all too aware of the rosy residue left on the surface of your teeth and tongue after a glass of your favorite Shiraz. There is really no avoiding this issue, unless you have veneers that are resistant to staining. However, using a toothpaste that consistently removes surface stains, as well as regular cleanings and even a Spa-Dent teeth whitening treatment by one of our New Westminster dentists can all help in keeping your teeth the pearly white shade they are intended to be.
That being said …did you know that not everyone is a candidate for various types of teeth-whitening treatments? If you have tooth-coloured fillings, caps, crowns, or bonding on your front teeth …whitening your other teeth that surround these cosmetic dental fixtures, can actually create an alternate shade of white, and can be a stark and unsightly variance to your newly whitened teeth.
Ask our New Westminster dentists what options are available if you are not happy with the overall colour of your teeth.
- Veneers are an option, both for cosmetic corrections, as well as our red wine drinkers who truly want to veer away from the constant staining effects of red wine on their teeth.
- Bonding is also an option, and can create an esthetically pleasing smile. Bonding is a process where we “scuff” the outside of your teeth, and then apply a resin that is sculpted into a perfect smile. Once we have achieved this perfectly aligned smile, a high-intensity light is held to each of your bonded teeth, which hardens the resin.
- Lastly, have your dentist polish each tooth for a glossy finish – giving you the final appearance of a natural, white, and healthy smile.
So here again, are the steps for you red wine drinkers looking to maintain a healthy white smile!
– brush with a stain removing toothpaste
– have your teeth cleaned regularly
– have your teeth whitened with our Spa-Dent service
– consider veneers or bonding for a permanent solution
Don’t assume you have to give up your traditional glass of red wine every evening, or opt for the pinot blanc at the next cocktail party. Surface stains are easily addressed with the aforementioned processes, and more permanent perfection can be created with veneers or bonding.
Chat with one of our dentists at your next appointment to discuss these various options, and we can help you achieve the best whitening method that works for you!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | 604.568.2211
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | 604.514.6499
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.5222
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | 604.942.1110
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | 604.525.1116