It is not uncommon to look in the mirror and decide that your smile needs some attention. Maybe it is not as bright and beautiful as you know it could be. Lifestyle choices and aging have taken their toll on those pearly whites.
When this happens people usually turn to cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly performed procedures to spruce up a smile and make it more attractive. Let’s explore the causes of dull, discolored teeth and a lack-luster smile.
Aging and Genetics
Teeth dull and yellow as we age. The foods and acidic drinks we ingest wear down the enamel on teeth exposing the naturally yellow dentin. This is unpreventable as it is part of the aging process. Genetics also play a role in the color of our teeth.
Lifestyle Choices and Medications
Lifestyle choices also affect the appearance of teeth. Poor oral hygiene, certain foods and beverages, tobacco products and drugs not only diminish the beauty of a smile, but they can outright damage teeth. They leave behind dark stains that discolor teeth and eat away at enamel. Certain medications can also cause teeth to yellow as a side effect of their use.
Professional Whitening for a Brighter Smile
Professional teeth whitening can improve a smile by lifting many of the surface stains and discolorations which can not be treated with store bought products. Cosmetic dentistry offers professional whitening treatments which utilize prescription-strength ingredients that can penetrate the enamel to lift set-in stains. Store bought products are often unstable and ineffective against deep yellowing and dark discolorations.
We offer at-home whitening with custom trays so that you can achieve your best smile in the comfort and privacy of your own home. If you need a smile make over, call our office today. Our highly-skilled staff can help you achieve your brightest, whitest smile for pearly whites you will love showing off.