March 7, 2013
We always want to make a good impression, but if your teeth are yellowed, you could be worried about the impression you’re making. Ensure that the rest of this year will be a great one, and ask your dentist about teeth whitening. It’s still early in 2013, so there’s no reason why this can’t be the year that you have a sparkling white smile.
Your teeth become yellowed over time, for a variety of reasons. Alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and other foods could cause your teeth to become yellowed over time. Also, medications including tetracycline, too much fluoride, and even previous dental work can stain your teeth.
There are a variety of teeth whitening options to fit your smile needs. There are over the counter whitening treatment and whitening toothpastes, but many patients don’t see the results they’re wanting because methods aren’t as effective as the treatments your dentist can provide
Your dentist offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening solutions. With an in-office teeth whitening solution, you’ll leave our office in about one hour with dramatically whiter teeth. Your dentist will place a rubber dam around your gums to protect them from the bleaching solution and activate it, often with a laser. This is a fast, convenient way to whiten your teeth. You can even come in on your lunch break.
For at-home teeth whitening, your dentist can create custom bleaching trays so you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. Fill the trays with a professional bleaching solution and wear as directed. You’ll see results right away, but after about two weeks you’ll see whiter teeth.
If you think teeth whitening could be what your smile has been waiting for, call your dentist to learn more and see if it could be right for you. With a variety of teeth whitening options available, there’s no reason why you can’t have a beautiful, white set of teeth.