Teeth Whitening Tray Treatment - Rochester Hills, MIDid you know May 25’th is National Wine Day! If one of your favorite beverages is wine, then get ready to celebrate. You might already be aware of wine’s many health benefits. However, you might not like how it stains your teeth, especially if you are into the red varieties. Before you pour your next glass of vino, Dr. Matthew Wolfe wants you to know that teeth whitening in Rochester Hills, MI can keep your smile nice and bright.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Drinking Wine

Good oral hygiene is a must for wine drinkers. Dirty teeth are covered with plaque and bacteria, giving the staining properties of wine something to adhere to. Regardless of the day, you should never neglect your dental health. On days you plan to indulge in foods and beverages that can affect your teeth’s color and health, such as red wine and coffee, it is best to exercise a little caution. The acid content in wine can soften the enamel on your teeth and cause dental problems. Rinse your mouth with water after consumption to reduce the likelihood of stains and tooth decay so consider having your teeth whitened in addition to regular maintenance.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Wolfe advises patients to wait a day or two after having professional teeth whitening before consuming red wine and other potentially staining beverages and foods. Teeth are most prone to staining immediately following a whitening treatment. This is because teeth whitening treatment temporarily opens the pores of the teeth, increasing the chances of discoloration. Red wine should be avoided for about two days after whitening. White wine is not staining to teeth. Good oral hygiene and routine dental treatment can keep your teeth white and healthy.

If you are ready to celebrate National Wine Day and not willing to suffer the embarrassment of having stained teeth, contact our cosmetic dentist in Rochester Hills, MI to schedule a teeth whitening treatment appointment at (248) 243-1039 or visit us online. Dr. Wolfe and the team at Signature Dentistry of Rochester offer a variety of dental services to protect your beautiful smile!

Holiday Teeth Whitening, Rochester Hills, MIAs you run from store to store this month looking for the perfect gifts for family and friends, consider taking an hour or two to give yourself the gift of a bright, white smile!

Rochester Hills, MI Dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe offers teeth whitening to remove stains and the natural darkening of teeth that occurs as we age. A quick, painless and economical treatment can take years off of your appearance and give you a confidence boost during the busy holiday season.

Dr. Wolfe will assess your dental health and discuss expected results from teeth whitening. Most tooth stains and color changes due to age can be addressed with a teeth whitening treatment, but there are certain situations where dental veneers or other cosmetic options will be necessary to achieve your goals.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

While a teeth whitening treatment alone will not guarantee lasting oral health, the bright white smile you see in the mirror each day can often be the inspiration needed to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, including regular preventive care visits to our Rochester Hills, MI dentist office.

Dr. Wolfe will recommend a professional cleaning (if it has been over 6 months since your last visit) before administering a teeth whitening treatment, ensuring your smile makeover is both healthy and beautiful.

The teeth whitening that we offer is of professional quality and will provide a whiter smile with minimal to no side effects. Your results will be far superior to those achieved using over the counter options and regular visits will provide us the opportunity to recommend periodic touch ups to keep your teeth looking their best.

A white smile has been shown to improve confidence in both personal and professional relationships, especially in patients who have been hiding their smile due to embarrassing discoloration.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wolfe by calling our office at 248-243-1039 or using our online request form. We look forward to helping you put your best smile forward this holiday season!

Modern dentistry recommends that we strive to keep our natural teeth healthy for as long as possible for the best quality of life. With the advent of new technology in the dental field and improved standards of oral health in recent years, we are retaining our natural teeth longer than ever before.

This means that we must maintain consistent oral hygiene and schedule regular dental check ups throughout our lifetime. Dr. Matthew Wolfe understands that our oral health needs change as we age and would like to discuss some special concerns for adult and senior patients.

Later in life, our gums may recede, exposing the root surfaces of our teeth. Gum recession can be caused by a number of factors, including trauma, periodontal disease, vigorous brushing, and genetic predisposition. Root exposure is problematic mainly because root surfaces are covered by a material called cementum, which is much softer than enamel and more susceptible to decay. In addition, certain antibiotics can limit the flow of saliva, which is protective against cavities.

For this reason, older patients must take special care to brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly to ensure that root cavities do not occur. For elderly patients with dentures, regular dental visits are also important, as a dentist can ensure a properly fitting denture and can also examine your mouth for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer, with of which are highly treatable when caught early.

Cosmetic Dentistry for A Lasting Smile

We understand that aesthetics are also important to our older adult patients and we would like to address certain cosmetic procedures that may benefit us as we age.

Throughout our lives, our teeth may begin to darken due to staining or may abrade due to parafunctional habits. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are both options for older patients who desire to improve the look of their smiles!

In addition to brushing and flossing, a healthy diet and exercise is important for older adults in maintaining the healthiest mouth possible. Certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are connected to oral health; living a healthier lifestyle can lessen our risks for these diseases.

If you have any questions about specific oral health concerns for older patients, please don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Wolfe during your next visit!

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