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A healthy, radiant smile involves building solid oral hygiene habits and having regular professional dental cleanings to maintain those pearly whites. Dr. Chris Kim and our team have been showing our patients for over a decade how diligent daily brushing and flossing keep teeth and gums in tip-top shape.

Still, at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Dr. Chris Kim and our team have found that the number one change patients request is for a whiter smile. So, what are some things that can stain and discolor your pearly whites?

Food and Beverages: berries, certain candies, coffee, tea, and red wine can attach to the tooth enamel and stain it.

Tobacco: tar and nicotine can darken teeth.

Medications: drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications can alter tooth enamel.

Age: as enamel thins out over time, the yellower dentin layer beneath comes through.

Trauma: injury can darken tooth color because the tooth creates more dentin in response to an injury.

Our experienced team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC offers a variety of teeth whitening options. These use a powerful yet safe whitening gel applied to the surface of the teeth to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. For our patients in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and the East Granby, Windsor, Enfield, East Windsor, and Suffield, Connecticut, areas, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening.

If you would like to find out more about how to whiten your pearly whites, please give us a call today at 860-623-2601. With Dr. Chris Kim’s teeth whitening treatments, you no longer have to feel self-conscious with a lackluster smile!