Dentist in Port Charlotte on the Bead Ban
In order to give his patient’s the whitest, brightest smiles possible- Dr. Dehdashti, your dentist in Port Charlotte, offers the most top of the line teeth whitening procedures around. But let’s face it, teeth end up becoming stained at some point- and you don’t live in a dentist’s office.
So what can one do besides eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water? Well brush your teeth twice and floss once a day at least, of course! And to complete this, many patients will purchase special teeth whitening toothpaste from the store. For years, these pastes have been popular, and mostly available in two forms: either with or without microbeads.
For those not in the know, microbeads are the little plastic beads in products like whitening toothpaste or facial exfoliators that scrub away at the surface, of this case the teeth, removing stains ever so slightly.
These beads will be officially removed from these types of products within the next year due to new legislation. The problem is that these microbeads were not properly breaking down, biodegrading, once they went down the sink. This leads to plastic contaminating and building-up in not only our waterways, but impacting the life that interacts with these waters (from fish to humans). You can find out more about the studies that lead to the band by Reading Here.
Before you go rushing out the door to get a replacement paste, don’t forget to visit your dentist in Port Charlotte to see what he recommends for you! You can schedule that appointment by calling our office at (941) 624-0990 today!