Whiten Your Smile After St. Patrick’s Day

People all around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day regardless of whether or not their ancestors come from Ireland, Americans included. If St. Patty’s Day celebrations are in your plans for this weekend and on Monday, March 17th, this could be a great opportunity to schedule teeth whitening for the day after.

The “Wearing of the Green” On Our Teeth

St. Patrick’s Day occurs on March 17th every year, as it is the recognized date of the death of St. Patrick. The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (AD 385–461) used three-leaved shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity to followers as he traveled the country. For hundreds of years, St. Patty’s Day festivities have included green ribbons and shamrocks, called the “wearing of the green.”

Contemporary St. Patrick’s Day celebrations go beyond shamrocks and ribbons to include green clothing, jewelry, food and drinks. However, the food coloring used to tint what we eat and drink on March 17th can be detrimental to a white smile.

Protect Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

It’s best to avoid St. Patrick’s Day food and drinks that have been colored green, but it’s not always possible. If you notice a faint tinge of green on your teeth once the St. Patty’s celebrations are over – or if your teeth could use a spring cleaning – consider teeth whitening at TenderCare Dental in Banks, Oregon.

In our dental office in Banks, we offer simple teeth whitening in the office and for use in the convenience of your home. Our Zoom! teeth whitening system offers the ultimate in convenience and speed when it comes to whitening your smile, getting teeth several shades whiter in just under an hour.

Once teeth have been whitened in our office, customized trays and gels can be provided to patients for touch ups as needed. These trays and gels are also offered to patients who prefer a more gradual way to whiten teeth at home, many times at no charge for regular patients (restrictions apply).

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Appointment

At TenderCare Dental, we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you would like a brighter smile or need more intensive cosmetic dentistry services, our dentists and staff provide a wide range of specialized services. In addition to teeth whitening, our cosmetic dental care procedures include dental veneers, tooth bonding, composite fillings, dental bridges, and dental implants.

Making an appointment with us at TenderCare Dental is the first step to a bright, beautiful smile. Call the Banks, Oregon TenderCare dental office at (503) 747-3409 to schedule your appointment.