Dentists in Hudson Valley on the Bead Ban

Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile?


Well thanks to amazing treatments, such as teeth whitening available from your dentists in Hudson Valley, patients are smiling whiter and brighter than ever before!


But let’s face it…you don’t live in a dental office. There are some serious staining detriments that could be out there. So how do you face them?


Family Smiles suggests eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, avoiding staining factors (tea and tobacco, we’re looking at you) and of course, the Mecca of them all- brushing your teeth! Twice daily teeth brushing is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Often times our patients will couple their brush with a whitening toothpaste containing little plastic beads that scrub the surface of the teeth…but in months coming up…this will change for good.


What we mean is that legislation will soon be cracking down on microbead products for good. These tiny plastic beads were found to not break down properly once in the ecosystem, and have led to a whole bunch of trouble for waterways, as well as the animals that deal with said waterways (fish, birds, even humans!) For more information on the studies leading to this ban, and what it means for your favorite pastes, you can Click Here.


For more information, or to get a suggestion on what paste you can choose next- schedule an appointment with your dentists in Hudson Valley today by calling (845) 473-4565.

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