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Clean Up Your Smile This Spring

March 22, 2016

Filed under: Blog — Tags: , , — lapalcodental @ 8:00 am

Spring has arrived.

This means a lot of things, but for many families, it’s time for spring cleaning. This is a good time of year to go through our homes and garages to figure out what to keep and what to let go.

Many people also use this as a time to remove the accumulated dirt from the past year (or more) on the outside of their homes.

So, why not take a similar approach to your oral care? (We are assuming that you want to keep your teeth.)

If you haven’t already scheduled your next cleaning and examination at Lapalco Family Dental, call our dentist office in Marrero, LA, today. When you do, why not take your cleaning one step further and have your teeth whitened at the same time?

Start With The Basics

Dental hygiene is essential for your oral health.

You need to brush your teeth twice per day every day, and you need to brush for two minutes every time you brush. You should floss your teeth every day, too, to remove as many bacteria and as much plaque as possible.

You should also make plans to visit our office at least twice a year for cleanings and examinations.

No matter how well you brush and floss, it’s always a good idea to have professional cleanings, too. We will remove any plaque or tartar buildup that you may have missed.

We also will take X-rays of your teeth to check for any changes in your alignment and to identify places where cavities may be forming.

Keep in mind that your visits are about fixing problems when they are small and preventing them whenever possible. This is why we offer fluoride treatments as well.

Fluoride helps to keep your teeth healthy. It strengthens the enamel on the outside of your teeth, and it can repair enamel that has received minor damage.

Take Your Smile To The Next Level

Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy they may not be perfectly white.

As we get older, our teeth naturally will become less bright and less white. Every cup of coffee, every glass of tea, every meal that you eat has a small effect on your teeth.

Those stains can build slowly and gradually for decades until you realize your pearly white aren’t so white anymore.

To help your teeth look as healthy as they can, we offer professional teeth whitening in our office. You can schedule your whitening while you are already visiting us for your next cleaning.

We use Boost whitening products in our office.

If you told us today that your teeth needed to be whiter for an event tomorrow, than Boost in-office treatments would be the way to go. You will notice a significant improvement to your smile in a single visit to our office.

To take your whitening to the next level, we can provide you with one of Boost’s take-home products. These include a bleaching agent and trays that you can wear overnight.

That’s right. You can whiten your teeth while you sleep.

What About Commercial Whitening?

Can commercial products work? Some work better than others, but none of them work as well as professional whitening products.

The difference is sort of like the difference between a fire hose and your garden hose. Both of them use water, but one gets a lot more power out of it.

Professional and commercial whitening products often use the same active ingredients, but professional products have a much higher concentration of that ingredient. This is why they are available through dentists and not at the grocery store.

There’s another way to look at the difference between professional and commercial whitening products. Imagine each product is a long distance runner.

In a little over two hours, a world-class runner can complete the entire marathon. Recreational runners may only cover half, one-third, or even less of that distance in that same amount of time.

That’s sort of the same way professional whitening products, like Boost, can give you better results in the same amount of time (and often in less time) when compared to commercial products.

Do Something For Your Teeth

You can’t deny that your teeth have been an important part of your life. As long as you have had them, they have helped you bite into and chew up the foods that you eat.

Your teeth are the main attraction in your smile, so why not include them in this year’s spring cleaning.

Call 504-264-6461 or fill out our online form to schedule a professional cleaning and professional teeth whitening at Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA.

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