One of the most prevalent issues people have with their own smiles is discoloration. Many of us would prefer our teeth to be brighter; for instance, talk a walk down the aisles of your pharmacy and grocery store. There are numerous products touting their teeth-whitening capabilities. However, most of these options provide lackluster results and will leave you feeling disappointed and disheartened. Luckily, there is a proven, effective solution for brightening your smile. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about the professional teeth whitening solutions we provide and the ways they can help improve your confidence in your smile.
The Causes Of Discoloration
Before diving into whitening treatment options, it is important to understand the factors behind tooth stains. There are primarily three types of stains: age-related, extrinsic, and intrinsic. Age-related stains are natural and occur as you get older; over time, your enamel wears away, causing your teeth to take on a yellow hue. Extrinsic stains are caused by external factors like food, drinks, and tobacco products. These are closer to the surface and affect the enamel. These are typically removable with professional teeth whitening. Intrinsic stains are located deeper within your teeth, and they are the hardest to remove. They are typically caused by tooth decay, an overabundance of fluoride, trauma to the tooth, and certain medications. If you have intrinsic stains that do not respond to whitening, porcelain veneers can be a good solution.
We offer in-office whitening treatments that provide great results in just an hour. If you choose to go this route, we have two options. Zoom Whitening consists of us applying a safe bleaching solution to your teeth that we then activate with a gentle UV light. After about an hour in the chair, the solution will have removed most, if not all of your teeth’s stains. Alternatively, we can also recommend DASH, which similarly offers great results but without the need for a UV light.
Your At-Home Option
While our in-office treatments are immensely effective, some people prefer undergoing their whitening from the comfort of their own homes. If you choose this route, we can create a customized kit for you to use. For this, we create personalized trays that will comfortably fit over your teeth. We will also provide you with a bleaching solution that you apply to the trays. From there, you just wear them for a couple of hours each night for about two weeks. By the time this treatment is over, you will have noticeably whiter teeth!
Contact Us For More Information
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can call SILK Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX today at 214-969-7455, or use our online request system.