Knowing how important first impressions are, we want to boost your confidence by giving you a bright, white smile.
Why Aren’t My Teeth White?
Your teeth can be discolored for a number of reasons: lifestyle choices, certain medications, age, or injury.
Lifestyle choices include smoking, the consumption of certain beverages, and oral hygiene. Coffee, tea, and red wine can stain your teeth. Foods and drinks with citric acid can damage your tooth enamel. Even without indulging in smoking or certain beverages, failure to brush and floss properly can lead to yellowing of teeth.
As you grow older, the protective enamel on your teeth begins to erode. The material underneath is called “dentin.” It is a yellowish color, which is another reason why your teeth could be discolored.
If your teeth have been chipped or broken somehow, your teeth develop another layer of dentin as a response to the trauma. The hue of that dentin darkens your teeth.
Over-the-Counter vs. Professional Whitening Treatments
Although there are many teeth-whitening products available over the counter, they are significantly less effective than professional whitening options. Some can even damage your teeth and leave you with extra sensitivity.
For your convenience, we offer two options for teeth whitening: in office or at home. Both treatments require a cleaning to ensure maximum effectiveness.
If you choose to have your teeth whitened in the office, the treatment generally takes an hour, depending on the shade of your teeth. The results are immediate.
If you wish to whiten your teeth at home, we can send a kit with you. After the cleaning, you will be fitted for a tray that will ensure the right amount of bleaching agent is applied. The process is a gradual progression that still leads to a beautiful result.
Ask White Mountain Dental About Whitening Options
If the color of your teeth bothers you, please call our office. We are more than just a dental practice: we are also confidence-restorers! Let us help you get the bright-white smile you desire!