If you have stained teeth, this discoloration could impact how you feel about your smile. Fortunately, we have a professional system you can use from home, one that offers a smile brightened by several shades. In today’s blog, your Allen, TX, dentist will talk about how we remove stains, and what steps you can take to keep your smile bright!
The Causes of Your Discoloration
First, why do our teeth develop discoloration anyway? Well, the foods and drinks we consume are a major factor. Drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee could leave behind stains. When we consume foods and beverages high in sugar and starch, this promotes plaque buildup, which makes discoloration more visible. Plaque buildup could also be due to improper brushing and flossing too, or a lack of dental cleanings. If you smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products, this also discolors teeth (and of course, increases your risk of developing cancer).
Our Custom Treatment Option
First, you should come to our office for a consultation. Our team will carefully examine your smile to assess the factors behind your discoloration and the severity of your stains. If we think our professional teeth whitening option is best, we will take detailed impressions and measurements of your smile, which enable us to custom fit a set of trays. We then send you home with these trays and a bleaching gel. At home, the trays will be filled with the gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day, depending on the dentist’s recommendations. Optimal results, including teeth brightened by several shades, could take up to ten days. Since the trays and remaining gel belong to you, so you can use them for touch-ups down the road as needed.
Tips for Brighter Teeth
You’ll be proud of your new results and want them to last. To help, we suggest making time to brush twice a day and floss every night. Also, cut back on drinks with dark pigments, or follow them with water to cleanse the smile. Eat a healthier diet with fewer sugary items too, and avoid tobacco products. You should also see us every six months for a dental cleaning, as this involves removing all plaque and polishing the teeth. If you have any questions about removing stains and keeping your teeth bright, then please contact our team today. We love helping our patients obtain smiles that make them feel proud!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a cosmetic treatment that offers stunning and long-lasting results. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, including teeth whitening, then contact Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX today by calling 469-342-6644.