As the temperatures drop a little lower here in Columbia, you might need to warm up with some sweet winter beverages. From hot cocoa to spiced cider, these fun winter drinks make us feel warm and cozy. However, they can also result in staining and decay for your pearly whites.

If you’ve noticed an undesirable difference in your teeth this season, then visit us at Smile Columbia. We’ll outfit you with white porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening to make your smile as good as new.

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Preventing Stained Teeth

Though winter treats can lead to staining, there are ways to prevent it. First, maintain good oral health at home by brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Also, even though those winter goodies are nearly irresistible, try to cut back on your sugary drink count. Unfortunately, that includes the mulled wine, spiced ciders, Irish coffees, and hot cocoa.

Furthermore, you should continue your biannual routine of visiting your dentist for deep cleanings. Our dental team at Smile Columbia is happy to provide the best toothpaste and mouthwash recommendations for keeping your teeth bright and shiny as well.

Cosmetic Dentistry Fixes Stained Teeth

If you already have stained teeth, don’t fret! That’s what cosmetic dentistry is for. We proudly offer solutions to stained teeth, decayed teeth, and chipped teeth.

Dr. Hahn is a teeth whitening expert right here in Columbia, SC. He strives to be the best at perfecting your smile. Therefore, depending on the amount of staining on your teeth, he will either recommend professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers.

Our teeth whitening services depend solely on the damages on your teeth. We offer professional-strength at-home whitening trays, in-office whitening or a combination of both. All of our whitening treatments use the Opalescence Whitening System to erase your stains on a professional level. You can whiten your teeth in up to 10 shades in just one treatment. This means you can enjoy all the warm winter drinks you want without worrying about stains.

If teeth whitening won’t work, we’ll go to the next step up–porcelain veneers. Veneers fix even the toughest stains because these thin, porcelain sheets fit right on top of your teeth. Furthermore, you can use veneers to fix a variety of problems with your smile such as crooked or chipped teeth.

Your Restorative Dentist in Columbia, South Carolina

If you have stained teeth and want them whitened, then schedule a consultation with us. Call us at (803) 781-9090 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Hahn at Smile Columbia.