October is a great time of year for horror fans. These are the people who stand in line for hours waiting for their turn through a haunted house. The people who rush to buy their tickets for the next installment of the latest popular scary movie franchise. They’re the reason some cable networks devote the entire month to rerunning iconic horror films.
If you’re one of those people, then it probably takes quite a bit to scare you by now. But one thing that can make even the most stoic fright night fanatic want to jump out of their skin in fear: teeth stains!
They lurk quietly in the darkness, ready to jump out at you when you least expect it. You stumble out of bed on a Monday morning, ready to begin your hygiene ritual. You flip on the bathroom light, grab your toothbrush, turn on the faucet, and slowly look up at your reflection in the mirror, and BOO!
Your stained teeth are glaring back at you through the reflection! There’s nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide! What do you do?
You come to Alluring Smiles for teeth whitening treatment! Scary teeth stains don’t stand a chance against the whitening forces in our Mesa, AZ dental office.
Today, we’re filling you in on how those stubborn stains infiltrated your smile and how Dr. Portocarrero and our team at Alluring Smiles are your best defense against them this Halloween!
What’s So Scary About Teeth Stains?
Whether you’re a fan of horror films or not, we all know what makes those movies so frightening. It’s like a fail safe formula! Take an unsuspecting victim who’s totally oblivious to the threat that lurks in the shadows. Add some scary notes to score the scene. Cut back and forth from the protagonist’s point of view to the perpetrator’s, until suddenly, both characters are face to face.
You can always count on that build up of suspense as the threat to the scene’s protagonist looms closer and closer. It plays on our fear of the unknown and how, most of the time, our defenses are down.
That’s kind of how stains on your teeth work. They slowly creep up on you over time, and unless you’re watching for them, you don’t suspect them at all! Suddenly, you notice them whether it’s while you’re looking in the bathroom mirror one morning before work, or you see yourself in an old photograph and notice how white your teeth used to be.
How did they creep up on you? It can be due to a number of factors:
-Drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
-Foods like red pasta sauce, blueberries, and soy sauce
-Health conditions and prescription medications
Just like in many scary movies where the helpless victim tries to protect themselves by locking their door at night, you try to shield your teeth with whitening treatment you bought at the local drugstore. But those stubborn stains persist no matter how fast you try to run from them!
Well, we’re here to tell you that you can stop running toward the drugstore to try another brand, and start running toward our Mesa, AZ dental office for help from the professionals!
Scare Stains Away With Teeth Whitening Treatment
Store-bought whitening kits aren’t strong enough to fight teeth stains effectively. They contain whitening agents in small amounts in order to be considered safe, but this also renders them too weak to remove the stains.
Ironically, overuse or incorrect application can still make those weaker chemicals harmful to your tooth enamel and gums. This is especially true with kits that make you use poorly-fitted mouth trays where the whitening gels can spill out onto your gum tissues.
At Alluring Smiles, you’re not only getting the kind of whitening system that’s strong enough to remove stubborn stains, but you’re also getting safer treatment at the hands of a highly-trained professional.
Schedule Your Consultation!
In our Mesa, AZ dental office, you can get a dramatically whiter smile in a couple of ways. Our in-office whitening system uses laser light technology to whiten your teeth up to several shades in one quick visit!
Or if you prefer, you can take advantage of our convenient take-home system that allows you to control the pacing of your treatment in the comfort of your own living room while watching your favorite scary movies every night!