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One of the great things about dentistry is being able to enhance patient’s lives so significantly. Allowing people to look better, smile more readily, be free of pain, chew and function normally, live longer and have nice fresh breath for speaking and kissing are just a few of the things we do to improve the lives of everyone we touch. Even the most basic dental procedures are incredibly important – without good dental hygiene and regular cleanings millions more teeth would be lost every year. We hope you enjoy our blog and find the information within useful and sometimes even entertaining.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Confident Smile

Did you know that your smile is one of the first things
that people notice about you? 


Ray Shares his positive experience at Acreview Dental Clinic...

Here are the top three things that men and women notice about each other.


What WOMEN notice first...
  1. Smile
  2. Eyes
  3. Clothing
What MEN notice first...
  1. Eyes
  2. Smile
  3. Body


Does your smile needs a little brightening?

Stain and discolouration can dampen your smile.  There are many different stain removers available.  Most over-the-counter products are unable to deliver the results consumers are expecting.  Depending on the type and source of staining, some products won't work at all while others offer a temporary solution.

Surface stains are caused by strong discolouring agents such as coffee, tea and tobacco.  If these are the unsightly stains you wish to remove, a professional polishing with a coarse but gentle cleaning paste will do the trick.  Along with regular brushing and flossing, this will ensure a longer lasting bright smile.

Some stains are harder to remove because they are trapped in tiny fractures in the tooth surface.  These micro cracks are so small they don't become visible until they get stained by food or tobacco.  The only way to beat these stains is with professional whitening or bonding, a treatment that fills in and covers micro cracks with a tooth-colored material.

Even darker surface stains are caused by dark plaque and tartar buildup in areas around the gumline, often on the lower front teeth.  An in-office technique called scaling, performed by your hygienist, will assist in removing these especially difficult stains.

The toughest stains are the kind that become part of the tooth structure.  Bright white splotches on, or brownish gray bands across the teeth can be caused by faulty hardening of the tooth before birth or by tetracycline treatment.  You can also develop deep stains from decay and from old fillings.  Only professional whitening and masking techniques will revive smiles that have been dulled by the very toughest of stains.

Consult a Dental Professional

Almost anyone can benefit from teeth whitening.  Of course, there are many reasons for discolouration and not everyone will experience the same results.  That's why it is important to involve a dental professional.  There are many factors that play into what kind of whitening is right for you, and a dental professional will help you achieve the best results possible.


For more information on professional whitening or to schedule your regular hygiene appointment, please give us a call at (250) 338-9085 and one of our receptionists will be happy to assist you.