Has your smile lost some of its brightness and gleam over the years? If so, professional teeth whitening can help, and it’s available from the caring and compassionate dentists at Advanced & Comfort Dentistry in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Learn more about your teeth-whitening options during your next visit, which you can book online or over the phone today.
Many different things can contribute to tooth discoloration, but the aging process is a primary factor. That’s because only the outermost layer of your teeth, a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel, is naturally white in color. As the years pass, some of that enamel wears away, revealing more of the naturally yellow dentin that lies beneath.
Additional factors that can cause or contribute to tooth discoloration include:
If you experience tooth discoloration, professional teeth whitening can help you achieve a brighter, happier smile.
You have options when it comes to teeth whitening. Many people prefer to have in-office whitening, a process that can boost your smile by multiple shades in less than one hour. Your dentist isolates your tongue and other soft tissues before applying a professional-grade whitening solution to the front sides of your teeth.
A special treatment laser is used to activate the solution, and it takes just a few moments for the whitening product to blast apart stains and reveal a whiter tooth surface. Once the solution is rinsed away you can see your results immediately.
If you prefer to whiten at home, professional-grade whitening kits are available from Advanced & Comfort Dentistry. You’ll receive a set of comfortable whitening trays that fit directly over the surface of your teeth.
Simply apply a thin line of the whitening gel to the trays, snap them into place, and wear them for a short period of time to whiten and brighten your smile. At-home whitening takes longer to achieve results than in-office visits, but it does allow you to control the shade of your smile, and you can use the leftover gel if you feel you need a boost later on.
Once you see your bright, white smile, you’ll want to do everything you can to extend those results. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, finding a way to quit will do wonders for the appearance and health of your teeth.
If you enjoy wine, coffee, tea, or soda, drinking those beverages through a straw and gently rinsing your mouth afterward can prevent staining. Embracing a great dental-hygiene routine can also help your teeth look their best by removing plaque each and every day.
If you’d like to learn more about professional teeth whitening, call the office today to explore your options. Online booking is fast and easy, and you can always reach the office by phone during normal business hours.