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Q: If someone has been a smoker for decades and has badly stained teeth, is there a way to whiten their smile?

A: Aside from stained teeth, extended use of tobacco can have many negative effects on your oral health. This includes bad breath, increased risk of disease, and inflammation of the gums, soft tissues, and salivary glands.Following a good oral health regime, including brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist will not prevent the staining effects of regular smoking. However, both our Garden City and St. Vital locations offer Phillips Zoom! Whitening, which is proven to whiten teeth in a 45 minute session.The lasting effect of this service depends on what habits are continued after the treatment. If you continue to be a regular smoker, it won’t be long before your teeth go back to the shade they were before whitening.Schedule an appointment to find a solution to keep your mouth healthy and happy.