Who wouldn’t want to have a radiant, attractive smile? Brushing and flossing are essential to your basic oral hygiene, but if you want a truly brilliant smile, you may want to talk to your dentist about professional teeth whitening.
There are many reasons that your teeth may suffer from discoloration. The most common cause of yellowed teeth is staining from foods and/or beverages: coffee, wine, tomato-based foods. The rich pigmentations may affect the outer enamel of your teeth, leaving behind blemishes and discoloration. Tooth stains derived from from food and drinks may be lessened to some degree by drinking your beverage through a straw, followed by immediate rinsing/brushing. However, other causes of discoloration are possible as well:
- Excessive tobacco usage
- Certain medications, including chemotherapy
When one or more of these situations/conditions are present, the effects accumulate and present as brown or yellow staining.
How Teeth Whitening Works
The tooth whitening is a fairly quick and simple process that can often by completed in one visit, depending on the sensitivity of teeth and desired brightness level. Specially designed bleaches are carefully applied to the outside surfaces of your teeth to break up stains and residues, leaving your smile whiter and brighter.
It is important to note that tooth whitening is more effective on certain types of discoloration. Gray teeth that resulted from injury or medication may not be reactive to whitening treatments, while yellow stains due to coffee or red wine have a high chance of successful removal. Call today to schedule an appointment to discuss teeth whitening with our expert cosmetic dentists at Victory Smiles.
"At-home teeth whitening kits are widely available, but results are often short-lived and not very impactful or noticeable. DIY kits always carry a risk of improper application and resulting pain or discomfort.
The safety and superior quality of the results we can achieve with our professional-grade equipment is worth the trip. Call us today to schedule a teeth whitening - we know you'll love the results!”
Dr. Diana Pham, DDS