Teeth Whitening After Quitting Smoking - Southern Dental Care

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

Tooth Discoloration from Smoking

Each year about 1.3 million people successfully quit smoking. If you are one of those 1.3 million people, congratulations! You’ve just made a huge life change that’ll better your health and smile. Nicotine has been known to damage your teeth, causing cavities and leaving yellow or brown stains. Years of smoking often causes extreme tooth yellowing. This type of discoloration is known as extrinsic discoloration as it takes place when the enamel – the outermost layer of your tooth – is stained. Our New Orleans dentist whitening procedure involves expert teeth whitening. Our expert team can get your smile looking healthy, clean and white with just a few sessions.

How to Fix Stained Teeth

You may be looking for a new smile to go along with your new smoke-free life. Southern Dental Care, your New Orleans dentist whitening specialists have some advice on how to get your best smile yet.

  1. Quit Smoking:

    The most useful but hardest step is quitting your bad smoking habits. If you haven’t done so yet, now’s the time to do it. Quitting will help you reduce your susceptibility to serious health problems such as heart disease or lung cancer. If you continue to smoke and simply do more and more teeth whitening, you’ll be in a constant battle for whiter teeth that won’t provide the desired results and will end up costing you a small fortune.

  2. Generate Good Dental Habits:

    We’re sure you hear this every time you visit your dentist for a cleaning, but consistent good dental habits are the best way to achieve a healthy smile. These habits include:

    1. Brushing twice daily
    2. Flossing daily
    3. Rinsing with mouthwash twice daily
  3. Whitening:

    Whether you use a DIY kit at home or come to your New Orleans dentist whitening specialists, teeth whitening is the best way to get a bright smile. Different techniques you can try include:

    1. Whitening gel: A whitening gel package traditionally comes with some trays for your teeth and a syringe full of gel. After brushing your teeth, you’ll place the gel into the tray to wear for 30 minutes. Make sure hand-wash the tray after each whitening session.
    2. Whitening strips: Whitening strips are one of the most common at home whitening procedures. This is because they’re extremely easy to apply and usually only take up 10-15 minutes of your time a few times a week.
    3. Professional whitening: Although at home whitening can be good for daily whitening, discoloration from smoking often requires something more serious. Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is your best bet for the brightest possible smile. A routine cleaning will help maintain a bright smile, but for further lightening you can ask to have your teeth bleached.

Get New Orleans Dentist Whitening Services At Southern Dental Care

Our New Orleans dentist whitening procedure is a simple process. We provide a strong bleaching agent to create a long lasting white smile. Our staff of dentists and technicians will work with you to get your dream smile. Our dental office is located at 7301 Westbank Expy in Marrero, and are happy to serve the entire Greater New Orleans Area. Contact us online today or give us a call at 504-347-1014 to make an appointment!