Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile. As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections.
Most often, stains have gotten deep below the outermost layer of the tooth. Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile. There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are in-office treatment and the do-it-yourself approaches, with over the counter products or stronger products dispensed by our office. Over-the-counter products, such as whitening toothpastes, remove only surface stains. In- office bleaching using a high powered light source, is the most effective and long lasting approach available.
Whitening procedures are not a solution for all discoloration (e.g. darkening caused by cavities). Similarly, whitening does not work on all stains. We are committed to helping you choose the best option for your personal situation. Some cases that are not appropriate for whitening procedures can be effectively treated with restorative options such as veneers.
Call today to schedule your family's six-month checkups or your own cosmetic dentistry consultation.