How to Get a Brighter Smile

Do you have yellowed or darkened teeth? Simple lifestyle changes can help you brighten your smile. Patients with stubborn stains can also benefit from professional solutions offered by Dr. Joyce Kim at Loyalsock Dental.

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Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing teeth and gums properly is really the best way to keep your smile bright. Poor oral hygiene can allow plaque to develop. Plaque can turn into tartar and needs to be removed by a professional.

Avoiding Tobacco/Smoking Products

Smoking and tobacco products stain teeth and gums and lead to gum disease. The dark pigments can wreak havoc on the color of your teeth and leave difficult-to-remove dark stains.

A Healthy Diet

Sugary foods and drinks can be bad for you for a lot of reasons, but they can also cause increased plaque buildup and decay – two enemies of a beautiful white smile. One of the most common causes of discoloration from foods dark pigments. Much like tobacco, dark drinks and foods can almost dye the teeth a darker shade. Wine, coffee, and tea are all common culprits. Try drinking water instead to wash your mouth clean.

Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Loyalsock Dental offers professional take-home teeth whitening for patients in the Williamsport area. Before treatment, Dr. Kim will take your budget, goals, and oral health into account. She will also examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for this teeth whitening treatment.

Dr. Kim will take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fit bleaching trays for a personalized take-home teeth whitening kit. These trays will fit over your teeth like a mouthguard and will minimize gum irritation while delivering a consistent layer of bleaching agent to the teeth. Typically, the bleaching trays are worn for a specified period of time daily for a couple of weeks and the results will be gradual.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Call Loyalsock Dental today at (570) 224-9992 for comfortable and comprehensive dental care. You can also schedule an appointment online here. Dr. Kim will ensure that your treatment runs smoothly every step of the way.