Coffee, tea, red wine, and berries are culinary pleasures, but also the most common culprits when it comes to staining your teeth. If your teeth are dingy, stained, or discolored, Shalini Mandapatti, DDS, restores the whiteness and gleam to your teeth with professional whitening treatments at Allright Dental in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. If your teeth are badly discolored or damaged in other ways, she may recommend creating a bright white smile with veneers or crowns. To find out how to dazzle the crowd with a sparkling white smile, phone the helpful Allright Dental team or book a teeth whitening consultation online.
When you are young, your teeth are bright, white, and healthy-looking. But as you age, your teeth start to become dingy and may even become yellow or brown.
One of the main causes of dingy teeth is stains from some of your favorite foods, including berries, colas, and other dark foods and beverages. Aging and over-brushing also wear away the protective, white enamel that covers your teeth, revealing the inner, grayish dentin.
You might also have stains that originate inside your teeth due to damage or medications that darken the color of your dentin. Fortunately, these stains can be removed by whitening treatments.
If you have a mild degree of staining from food or tobacco, you may be able to use a whitening toothpaste to brighten your smile. If you’re careful, an over-the-counter (OTC) tooth whitening kit can also help. However, when you use OTC whitening products chronically, you risk damaging your teeth and gums.
The OTC solutions can only lighten your teeth by a few shades. They may take hours to days or weeks to make a noticeable difference in your appearance.
When your Allright Dental dentist whitens your teeth, they use a professional-grade whitening solution that’s not available OTC. In just one hour, you have noticeably whiter and brighter teeth.
If your dentist gives you a home-treatment whitening kit, they make an impression of your teeth so that the lab can create custom-designed trays. These trays keep the whitening solution on your teeth and not on your gums, where it can cause irritation.
If you try an OTC kit, you may notice that your teeth start to yellow again within a few months.
When your dentist whitens your teeth with professional treatments, you don’t just get a brighter smile, the brightness lasts. In some cases, you won’t need another whitening treatment for five years.
Not everyone benefits from teeth whitening. When you come for a consultation, your Allright Dental dentist examines the quality of your teeth, the strength of your enamel, and evaluates your overall oral health. If they don’t think teeth whitening is right for you, the team may recommend veneers to whiten your smile and strengthen your teeth.
Don’t hide your smile. Contact Allright Dental about teeth whitening today. Call the friendly office or use the online form.