Get Rid of Yellow Teeth for the Holidays!

get rid of yellow teethThere has never been a better time than right NOW to get rid of yellow teeth!

Professional teeth whitening treatments are affordable, fast, and they LAST!

As one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Pasadena CA, I can help you get rid of surface stains and deep internal tooth discoloration caused by:

  • Natural aging.
  • Using tobacco (smoked or chewed).
  • Drinking coffee, tea, colas, and/or red wine.
  • Eating pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries.
  • Accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits.
  • Ingesting too much fluoride.
  • Treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during childhood.
  • Trauma to the teeth that may cause a brown, gray or black color.

If you are like the many people who put off getting their teeth whitening, consider this: A whiter smile will boost your confidence and self-esteem. It will also give you a younger appearance and help you make a positive first impression on others.

Only professional cosmetic dentistry can effectively reverse the years of every day staining and yellowing. If you don’t want yellow teeth for the holidays, I’m encouraging everyone to take advantage of our exclusive Holiday Highlight Special – 40% OFF all custom teeth whitening sessions in November and December!

Hurry… book today while some appointments are still available!

Take Advantage of the Holiday Highlight Special at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES – (626) 795-0221

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Vegans and Gum Disease: Is the Risk Higher?

vegans and gum diseaseVegetarian diets are very much a part of our culture. Of course, there are different types of vegetarian diets – but all do the same thing: Limit fat intake and cholesterol.

Vegetarian diets have great overall health benefits, but some lack the key nutrients that are essential for healthy teeth and gums.

Vegans and Gum Disease: The Correlation

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a person who consumes a strict vegetarian diet for an extended period of time is at risk for gum disease from a lack of vitamin D and calcium.

A lack of vitamin D and calcium – which are found in dairy products – can cause teeth to soften over time, making them more susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Doctors say the potential for nutritional deficiencies is greatest among children and teens who decide to become vegetarians without knowing enough about their nutritional needs. Also, some vegetarians – especially vegans, who do not consume any food of animal origin – are at risk for nutritional deficiencies in vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 as well as calcium and vitamin D, according to the AGD.

It is essential for oral health and overall health that vegetarians and vegans eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes as well as dairy or soy products to limit the risk of vitamin deficiencies. A daily multivitamin is also a good way to supplement a vegetarian diet.

Since diet is an important part of an individual’s medical history, I ask all patients to tell me if they follow vegetarian or other special diets. A healthy diet and good oral health care habits are the best defense against problems with gums and teeth.

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Cool Candy Alternatives for Halloween

 Candy Alternatives

No one wants to be THAT house that gives out tooth brushes and dental floss at Halloween. But you can still be “cool” AND give out loot that’s not damaging to kids’ teeth.

To help keep cavities away and maintain your child’s good dental health – along with everyone else’s in the neighborhood – I recommend handing out these cool candy alternatives on Halloween night.

  • Sugar free gum
  • Vampire teeth
  • Halloween stickers
  • Small cans of playdoh
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Small bottles of bubbles

Most of these items are cheaper than candy, and can be purchased in bulk at a local $1 store or drug store.

Kids love this stuff and they won’t cause decay!

If you do decide to indulge your sweet tooth this Halloween, always remember to brush and floss afterwards – and encourage your kids to do the same as well.

Book your fall dental cleaning today! Contact THE SCIENCE OF SMILES today – (626) 795-0221

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