Do you want brighter teeth? If so, then you aren’t alone. A smile free of discoloration can be a source of confidence and help you make a great first impression, whether you’re going on a date or job interview. In order to remove unsightly discoloration the dentist may recommend professional teeth whitening. Cosmetic dentistry can allow you to obtain a brighter smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
Question: How do I brighten my teeth?
Answer: You can talk to your dentist about teeth whitening. We offer a system that allows patients to remove stains from home. The procedure begins with an initial office treatment. Afterward, the doctor sends the patient home with whitening trays and a bleaching gel. The patient then fills the trays with gel and wears them for the amount of time of the doctor recommends. After one to two weeks you can enjoy a noticeably brighter smile.
Question: What causes teeth stains?
Answer: Most stains are the result of our own habits. Smoking, drinks with dark pigments (coffee, soda, tea, and red wine), and foods high in sugar can lead to discoloration. Other times stains form as a result of medication, fluorosis, or even injury to the tooth. The cause of your discoloration will be a major factor in choosing the best treatment option.
Question: Can I keep my smile bright?
Answer: First, you can quit smoking, drink more water, and replace sugary foods or snacks with fresh fruit and vegetables. Then, you can take steps to maintain better oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. You also need to let the dentist or hygienist thoroughly clean your teeth twice a year.
Question: What if I need more than teeth whitening?
Answer: If your stains don’t respond to our teeth whitening procedure then we may recommend veneers. These are thin shells of porcelain we place over the teeth, changing their shape and masking discoloration.