San Jose Dentist: Wine, Cheese, and a Bright Smile for the Holidays

As November continues to burn away, more and more people will attend holiday parties and family gatherings. In many cases, people will travel long distances to see their family members. Often, people will celebrate their arrival with a tall glass of red wine. However, drinking wine can leave teeth stained or discolored. Your San Jose dentist, Dr. Randall LaFrom, discusses wine, cheese, and how to keep your smile bright during the holidays.

Red Wine Time

One of the most common and popular pairings for a turkey dinner or holiday meal is red wine. Sharing in a glass of red wine with family and friends can provide an opportunity for people to swap stories, exchange laughs, and flash their bright, shiny smiles. However, when consuming wine, many people might find that their teeth display evidence of their recent consumption. One great way to limit red wine tooth stains involves eating cheese prior to indulging in red wine. Studies indicate that harder cheeses can more efficiently combat red wine tooth stains than softer cheese.

The calcium found in the cheese aids in remineralizing tooth enamel. Additionally, the calcium from hard cheese forms a protective barrier around tooth enamel which limits stains. The next time you want to share stories and laughs with your closest friends or family members, make sure to provide some hard cheese to your party guests.

Teeth Whitening

Many people suffer from teeth due to poor habits. A daily coffee habit can certainly leave teeth stained, discolored, or yellow. Additionally, smoking also causes teeth to display signs of discoloration. Before the holiday season fully escapes, consider teeth whitening from our San Jose dentist office. We offer professional at-home teeth whitening and in-office whitening to our patients looking to brighten their smile. In-office whitening can enable patients to achieve dramatic results in a single visit.

To learn more about how to whiten teeth at home or in our office, schedule a dental consultation with your Dr. LaFrom at our Cupertino dentist office by calling (408) 996-8595. We serve patients from Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Santa Clara County.

~ by cupertinodentist on December 6, 2012.

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