Today everyone wants the brightest, whitest smile they can get. People feel that a whiter smile can enhance many areas of their life and they just love the way they look. Brilliantly pearly whites are attractive, and they can boost self-confidence. Although teeth do not have to be bright white to be completely healthy, it still seems to be the perception.
Many things can cause tooth discoloration over time. Things like age, heredity, drinking coffee, and poor oral hygiene can all contribute to tooth discoloration. A discolored tooth should always be evaluated by a dentist, but it is not always a cause for concern. Many times, a simple whitening procedure at the dentist can give you the smile you want.
Over the Counter Whitening
Over the counter options for teeth whitening don’t always yield the best results. These products sometimes contain harsh abrasives that can damage the enamel on teeth and make them sensitive. Another reason these products don’t always yield the desired results is because they sit on the shelf for a long time and the chemical agents often start to break down making them less effective. If a tooth is damaged internally causing discoloration, then over the counter products will not whiten it.
Whitening at the Dentist
In office whitening procedures at the dentist are safe and effective. They often yield powerful results without damaging teeth. In office teeth whitening can lift stubborn stains to bring out your best smile. Whitening procedures in the dentist office is not complicated and they can usually brighten teeth multiple shades for immediate results.
It is always best to discuss teeth whitening with your dentist first. Your dentist will determine if any discoloration is on the tooth’s surface or if it lies deeper. They can help you explore your options and develop a plan to achieve your brightest, whitest smile.
Make an Appointment with Our Office Today
If you are considering whitening your teeth, call our office today. Our in-office teeth whitening can lift stains and brighten teeth up to eight shades for beautifully noticeable results. We can help you achieve your brightest, whitest smile.