Now Offering ZOOM Whitening! | Snohomish Dentist

If there is anything we love, it is a bright white smile. In fact, we love it so much, 100 million Americans whiten their teeth in some form or fashion. And sure, there are lots of ways you can achieve these glistening grins – over-the-counter brands and good habits are the simplest, but what if there was a way to brighten our smiles in a single hour? It doesn’t get faster than that! We are proud to now introduce ZOOM! Whitening System into our office’s repertoire of services.

With ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System, whitening your teeth has now gotten both quicker and hassle-free. During your visit, our trained clinicians will place a protective barrier along your cheeks and gums. The Zoom whitening gel is then applied to the teeth. The secret lies in the one-two punch of gel used in correlation with the Zoom light, which gently penetrates the surface of the teeth to break up stains and discolorations. The gel is applied for three 15 minute sessions. This is the best part: during this time, you can relax, watch a DVD or listen to music while it’s all happening.

Once you have your magical smile back to new, the aftercare is straight-forward as well. No dark, red, spicy foods or drinks for at least 48 hours while the pellicle returns to protect your teeth from stains. After that, just continue to keep up with proper dental hygiene as you normally would. There are also take-home trays available to maintain your pearly whites in between visits.

To find out more about ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System, contact Dr. Ted Haines, DDS in Snohomish, WA at 360-568-8577 or visit www.tedhainesdds.com for additional information.

Dr. Ted Haines proudly accepts patients from Snohomish, Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.

Foods Beneficial to your Teeth | Snohomish, Wa Dentist

girl eating appleDo you want to amp up your smile the natural way, by doing something you do every day anyways? Many patients may not be aware that there are foods you can eat that naturally boost your teethes white factor.

Strawberries: Wait? Red berries that will whiten my teeth? Yes! Strawberries contain malic acid which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration on your teeth.

Seeds & Nuts: Chewing on these lightly abrasive, hard foods helps to rub plaque and stains off the surface of your teeth.

Apples: That crunch you hear when you bite in to this fruit is doing a lot for your teeth! Just chewing on apples helps scrub your teeth. Their high water content increases saliva production which knocks back plaque forming bacteria.

Broccoli: Broccoli is high in fiber, and eating fiber helps reduce inflammation in your mouth (along with the rest of your body). Eating crisp raw broccoli can help clean and polish your teeth and, according to research, the iron in broccoli has the added benefit of providing protection against the enamel-degrading acid that’s produced by bacteria.

Cheese: Cheese helps keep your teeth strong with minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, and protein that protects tooth enamel.

Water: Water is the answer to everything it seems! Drinking water throughout the day promotes saliva production, which in turn helps keep your pearly whites, well—white. Sipping water during and after a meal also helps rinse your mouth of any debris and loose plaque.

If your teeth need a little brightening, but you’d prefer to skip whitening treatments, try incorporating these food items in to your day-to-day eating.

Call Dr. Ted Haines DDS for an appointment today at 360-568-8577 or visit the website at tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.