Chances are you’re seeing a lot more candy around your house these days. Chances are sweet treats will remain in abundance through the next few holidays as well. You already know that eating large amounts of sugary snacks can lead to increased tooth sensitivity, cavities, and other oral health problems – but can these same treats stain your teeth?
If you are dealing with severe tooth discoloration in Burke, Fairfax, or surrounding areas of Virginia, please call cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban at 703-323-8200 to schedule a tooth whitening consultation today.
Sugar does not stain teeth. However, this doesn’t mean you can eat sweet treats with impunity. The bacteria that eats sugars once they are on the teeth also eats enamel – and when enamel is gone, yellow dentin is exposed. This can produce a look that is dingy, discolored, and much less attractive.
The solution? Eat less sugar and brush after every snack. If staining has already occurred, Dr. Marzban can assess your smile, discuss your options, and help restore your teeth to their brightest.
To schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Marzban, please contact us today. Located in Burke, Dr. Marzban provides individualized cosmetic dentistry services to people living throughout Fairfax County.