Every time you take a sip of your favorite wine or enjoy a beer with friends, you are putting yourself at increased risk of developing tooth decay, mouth ulcers, and gum disease. This is because alcohol contains high levels of sugar and acid. These ingredients can harm your teeth – breaking down your enamel and causing irreversible damage to your oral health.

To avoid painful dental symptoms, it is crucial that you practice proper dental hygiene and enjoy alcohol in moderation. A sufficient dental hygiene routine consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and scheduling regular check-ins with your dentist or oral hygienist. We recommend making an appointment to see your Comprehensive Dental Care dentist every six months.

Contact our Gainesville dentistry office today to schedule a cleaning or dental inspection!

Increased Risk Of Cavities

Unfortunately, alcohol can increase your chance of plaque buildup and cavity formation. Cavities can be extremely uncomfortable and should be addressed immediately to prevent further deterioration.

At Comprehensive Dental Care, our dentists can perform a filling or root canal therapy to fight active tooth decay. Our composite and amalgam dental fillings are designed to prevent further cavity erosion and are durable enough to last a lifetime.

Teeth Staining

Alcoholic drinks can quickly ruin the appearance of your white, shiny teeth. Instead, your teeth will appear yellow, discolored, or stained, even with regular brushing. If alcohol has stained your teeth, do not fret. Our dental practice offers quality teeth whitening services. We offer a variety of professional teeth whitening options so that you are confident in your smile.

One teeth whitening procedure, also referred to as chairside bleaching, involves using a mouth-grade protective gel and dental-grade bleach to achieve that sparkling, radiant teeth appearance.

Laser teeth whitening is a similar process. This alternative technique relies on a peroxide solution and lasers to produce a glowing white smile.

Call Comprehensive Dental Care if laser teeth whitening or chairside bleaching interests you!