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Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you want to flash your brightest smile. Unsightly tooth stains can appear for many reasons and cause you to feel self-conscious when you smile. Because a healthy-looking smile is important for your self-image, we’d like to share some common teeth-staining concerns and what you can do about them.

Concern: Drinks such as coffee, tea, and red wine, can darken your teeth, as can eating deep-colored berries and sauces.
Remedy: You can sip your tea and coffee through a drinking straw to limit the staining agents on your pearly whites. Eating milder fruits like apples, grapes, and oranges can also help keep your enamel bright.

Concern: Your family tree can also make your teeth susceptible to appearing yellowish or off-white in color.
Remedy: Dr. Gorelik can help you brighten your smile with teeth whitening options that are proven effective.

Concern: Aging can expose they yellower dentin layer beneath eroding tooth enamel.
Remedy: Not only can Dr. Gorelik offer effective teeth whitening options but she can also recommend enamel-building toothpaste to strengthen tooth enamel.

Concern: If you are a habitual tobacco user, whether smoking or chewing, you are more susceptible to the ravages of tooth discoloration as well as the destruction of healthy gum tissue.
Remedy: There’s no easy way to say this; quitting is your best option. Fortunately, there are tobacco cessation programs that can help you achieve your goal.

Concern: You’ve tried whitening toothpaste and oral rinses, but the stains just aren’t coming off as well as you’d like.
Remedy: A professional tooth whitening treatment can effectively whiten tooth enamel, and whitening toothpaste and rinses may help maintain the whitening.

If you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and want to improve your smile power, we invite you to call 704-553-1627 and schedule a tooth whitening treatment with our Gorelik Dentistry dental care specialists. Dr. Julia Gorelik and our team offer ZOOM whitening for our patients seeking vibrant smiles!