Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, and having a bright, white smile can help make a good impression. But, when your teeth are not white, you may avoid smiling or talking in the presence of others because you feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance.
What if we told you there’s a way to get a whiter, brighter smile?
We offer patients the chance to improve their smile’s appearance with an array of tooth-whitening options.
What Causes Smiles to Become Discolored?
Smiles can become stained, discolored or yellow over time due to a range of factors, including:
- Diet. You may know that foods and drinks such as some fruits, coffee, tea, soda and wines can discolor your smile. But did you know that foods high in starch like pasta, rice and potatoes can cause surface stains on your teeth too?
- Smoking. Do you smoke, chew or dip tobacco? These behaviors contribute to stained teeth.
- Dental hygiene. Do you brush and floss regularly? If not, food stains and dental plaque can build up and affect the appearance of your tooth enamel.
- Health. For some, medical conditions or treatments for those conditions can affect the tooth enamel and cause tooth discoloration. Some medications can cause changes to your tooth enamel, including antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline. Prescription medications such as blood pressure medications, allergy medications and mood stabilizers can also affect your smile’s appearance.
- Aging. The aging process changes everything, including your teeth. As you age, your enamel’s outer layer wears away, which exposes the yellow dentin underneath the enamel layer, causing your smile to appear darker or discolored.
The Benefits of Tooth Whitening
There are several benefits to tooth whitening, including:
Improved Appearance. As we mentioned above, your smile is something people tend to notice about you when they first meet you. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of adults think that a beautiful smile is more appealing to the opposite sex. Also, more than 70 percent of adults believe discolored or damaged teeth can negatively affect their careers.
Many people also believe that when their smile is not bright or white, it can communicate that you’re unhealthy or do not take care of your teeth.
Improved Confidence. Do you find yourself hiding your smile in social situations or when you’re getting your picture taken? If you do not feel confident in your smile’s appearance, taking steps to make it whiter may boost your confidence and how you feel in social, working or dating situations.
It’s Noninvasive. Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile without invasive treatments. It’s also quick, affordable, long-lasting, and you will see results immediately.
Restore Modern Dentistry offers patients several tooth-whitening options to improve their smiles, including:
Opalescence™ Go-Trays. Opalescence™ Go-Trays offer professional-strength teeth whitening in prefilled trays for unrivaled convenience! The innovative UltraFit™ tray easily conforms to any smile and is ready to use right out of the box. It’s fast. It’s simple. It’s effective. It’s one of the simplest options, too, for maintaining a beautiful white smile between office visits.
KöR™ Custom Trays. Whitening gels don’t get better than KöR. These trays do not add peroxides, saving you from the extreme sensitivity that whitening sometimes can cause. Pair that with custom 3D-printed models with reservoirs explicitly designed for your teeth, and you won’t find a better fit or a better way to whiten while you sleep. For significant change, this is the solution for you.
Diamond White™ Plus. What do you do when you want maximum tooth-whitening results quickly? Diamond White™ Plus whitening. This approach combines in-office laser whitening and take-home custom trays. The strength of laser activation with in-office whitening means you’ll see unmatched results compared to other products.
While predicting how much whitening you will see can be difficult because every patient is different, our offerings have been shown to make significant improvement in the smile’s appearance compared to other commercial, online and over-the-counter whitening treatments. Professional treatments can also reduce uncomfortable tooth sensitivity and other negative effects over-the-counter treatments can cause.
FAQs About Tooth Whitening
Here are some common questions our patients have about tooth whitening:
Q: Will tooth whitening look natural?
A: Not only will your smile look whiter and brighter, but it will also look natural. Tooth whitening does not add unnatural color to your teeth; it simply removes stains from the tooth surface, leaving you with a beautiful, natural look. You’ll definitely want to show off your pearly whites!
Q: Does tooth whitening improve the appearance of dental restorations?
A: No, dental restorations are not affected by tooth whitening, so if you have a concern, let us know before your whitening treatment, and we can talk about ways to keep your smile consistent.
Do you want a whiter smile? To learn more about our tooth-whitening treatments or other cosmetic dentistry services, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Want a whiter smile?
Find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. Learn more about tooth-whitening treatment and our cosmetic dentistry services and how we can help by calling to schedule a consultation today.