The decorations are up, the Christmas songs are playing – the festive season is definitely on its way. In terms of Christmas treats, the mulled wine is flowing, the tins of chocolate are out and so are the mince pies! Whilst this is all a typical part of the festive period, a lot of winter indulgences can wreck havoc on your teeth.
Tooth discolouration from fruity foods and drinks are a major issue at this time of year. Chromogens, found in berries, tea and coffee produce pigments that bind to teeth and cause staining. In red wine, substances called tannins also exacerbate this problem.
December is full of big events. Whether it’s the work Christmas night out, a family-filled Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, brightening your teeth and avoiding the red wine smile is a must!
Here at GDC Liverpool, we offer a ‘take home’ bleaching tray system to whiten your teeth – it’s convenient, affordable and specifically tailored to you. We take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, before sending them to our laboratory to produce your individual tooth whitening trays.
If you’re still looking for that perfect present for a loved one, you could offer them the gift of a ‘White Christmas’ too. Both of you will be ready for that New Year, New Me profile picture!
For more information or to book an appointment, give us a call on 0151 722 3000. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form here.
Of course, whitening is one way to spruce up your smile during the festive season, but here are five other ways to look after your teeth this Christmas.