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How Teeth Whitening Brightens Your Teeth

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When you have unsightly dental discoloration, don’t rely on less-than-stellar results from store-bought options. Instead, talk to our team about professional teeth whitening, which can brighten smiles by as many as eight shades. At your Dallas, TX, dental practice, we want to help your smile shine with professional teeth whitening, which can be done from the comfort of your own home!

The Causes of Your Teeth Stains

Why do our smiles develop unsightly yellow or brown stains? Dental discoloration could occur for a number of different reasons. For some, this is due to lack of people brushing and flossing and infrequent cleaning visits, which allows plaque and tartar buildup to grow severe and make stains visible. For others, beverages with dark pigments could stain the teeth, such as soda, red wine, tea, and coffee. Foods high in sugar and starch feed harmful bacteria and cause buildup too. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products could be a factor too!

Our At-Home Trays and Gel

When you’re ready to tackle your teeth stains, we will carefully examine your smile and talk about your oral hygiene habits and meal/drink choices, so we understand the underlying factors. Our team will then recommend the most appropriate treatment option. For many, we could brighten smiles by up to eight shades. This starts with an initial office visit, so we can take images and impressions of your teeth and create a set of plastic trays. These will fit comfortably and cover your teeth, ensuring even results and preventing saliva from diluting the bleaching gel. We send the gel and trays home with you, where you fill the trays and wear them for a set amount of time each day, usually about an hour. Over the course of one to two weeks, you can obtain optimal results! You then keep the trays and any leftover gel for touch-ups in the months to come.

Masking Permanent Teeth Stains

But what if you have permanent teeth stains, also known as intrinsic discoloration? This forms not on the surfaces of your teeth, but beneath the enamel and can be difficult to remove completely. But our team can still brighten your smile! With dental bonding or even porcelain veneers, we can mask these to instantly brighten your smile. These same procedures can also address issues with the shape of your teeth too, masking multiple cosmetic imperfections at once. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more about teeth whitening.

Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry

We want to offer results that look great and make you feel confident in your smile. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, then reach out to our Dallas, TX, dental office today at (214) 343-1818.