Brighten Your Smile for the New Year with Professional Teeth Whitening from Dr. Lindsey in Ft. Collins, CO
December 22, 2014
Could your smile be any brighter, or whiter? It often seems like, no matter how diligently we brush and floss, we just can’t protect our teeth from staining and discoloration. In many respects, this is true. Our teeth naturally change color over time. Additionally, there are many acidic foods in our daily diets that can change the color of our teeth. While this struggle can be frustrating, there are reliable solutions available. Ultimately, teeth whitening results depend upon your natural tooth color, how stubborn your stains and discoloration have become, and which treatment method you choose. To make an informed decision, schedule a teeth whitening consultation appointment with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey and Aspen Dental Care today. Dr. Lindsey is a trusted Ft. Collins cosmetic and restorative dentist, who can help you find the teeth whitening solution that works best for your unique situation. Aspen Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and the surrounding communities.
Why do teeth change color?
The internal layers of our teeth naturally darken as we age. Behavioral factors like tobacco use and drinking coffee, soda, tea or wine can also cause staining. Taking certain medications and antibiotics can discolor our teeth as well.
What about teeth whitening toothpastes?
Teeth whitening toothpastes don’t actually whiten your enamel. They contain mild abrasives, but no bleaching agents, so they can only polish away shallow surface stains. If you’re seeking a reliable teeth whitening method, teeth whitening toothpastes are not the best option.
Do over-the-counter teeth whitening products really work?
Over-the- counter products can come as whitening gels, strips, rinses, or trays. Though they contain bleaching agents to whiten teeth, they are heavily diluted. Therefore it can take several weeks of daily use before you see any changes at all. There is also a high risk of gum irritation when you expose your teeth to these bleaching agents for prolonged periods. As a rule of thumb, yellowed enamel responds well to whitening, while brownish-colored teeth do not. Gray stains caused by smoking, antibiotics, or dental fluorosis (ingestion of too much fluoride), may need to be addressed with cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers treatments. Dr. Lindsey can help you make this determination.
Professional tooth whitening is the most consistently successful teeth whitening method. With professional teeth whitening you can avoid tooth sensitivity and damage to the roots from DIY bleaching mistakes. Dr. Lindsey can also better predict when you may have problems with the procedure. Don’t take a chance with unproven teeth whitening methods. Make an appointment for professional teeth whitening from Dr. Lindsey at Aspen Dental Care today. Dr. Lindsey will help you achieve the teeth whitening results you deserve. Aspen Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Ft. Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Windsor, Loveland, and nearby areas.
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