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Teeth Whitening No. 1!

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jun 09, 2011

What’s the top office procedure this year for cosmetic dentists? Seventy-seven percent of dentists surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says it’s going to be teeth whitening. For those who guessed what it would be, here is your next test: What is the top cause for teeth discoloration? As if it weren’t already bad enough for your health, the answer is: Smoking. The next top causes, while otherwise good for your health, are coffee and red wine. Coming in at No. 4 is the category of medications, which can also cause tooth damage. “Tooth decay is a growing concern for older patients who are using more medications which lead to dry mouth,” says Dr. Christopher Ramsey, an accredited member of the AACD, as well as the yellowing they cause. So, stop smoking, brush after you drink coffee or wine, and replace those pills with healthy living!

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