Tooth discoloration is a natural part of the aging process. However, it is still one of the most common reasons why people are self-conscious about their smiles. Fortunately, if you have experienced staining, this doesn’t mean that you need to settle for it. At Health Smiles Dental Care, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening to lift stubborn stains. Both options will give you a brighter smile much faster (and more dramatic) than anything that you can find over the counter. To learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule a consultation, give us a call!
Tooth discoloration can be caused by a variety of different things. Here are some of the most common culprits:
Some types of discoloration can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene habits, but others are completely out of your control. There are two different types of staining: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the teeth and are usually caused by food, beverages, and tobacco products. Intrinsic stains are the result of medications, so you should discuss this with your doctor if it is something that bothers you.
We offer two different types of teeth whitening – take-home and in-office. Here’s how each one works.
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth during your own time at home, take-home teeth whitening is a great option. We will provide you with a kit containing custom-made trays that you will fill with a whitening solution and wear on your teeth each day as instructed. You will see your beautiful final results in just a couple of weeks.
If you want quick, dramatic results, in-office teeth whitening is a great option. You can walk out of the dental office with a smile that is multiple shades whiter in as little as an hour! This is ideal for patients who have a special event coming up, like a job interview or wedding, and want to look their best by the upcoming date. The ingredients we use to whiten teeth are proven to be both safe and effective.
The results of your treatment will last much longer if you take the time to maintain them. Here are some tips that can help you maintain your whiter smile: