Is your smile looking dull as of late? It is perfectly natural for teeth to become discolored over time, but this is still something that many people are self-conscious about. The good news is that at Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening to lift surface stains so you can achieve dramatically whiter teeth within a short timeframe. To schedule your professional teeth whitening or to learn more about the treatment, give us a call!
There are quite a few ways that teeth can become discolored. Here are some of the most common reasons behind it:
Some types of tooth discoloration can be easily prevented, but others are completely out of your control. There are two main types of discoloration: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the teeth and are typically caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco products. Intrinsic stains are a result of medications, so this is something that you should discuss with your doctor if it is a concern.
Two different types of teeth whitening are available:
If you’re looking to lift discoloration from the comfort of your own home, take-home teeth whitening kits are available. First, we will check your smile for existing oral health issues. Next, you will get customized trays and a whitening gel that is more effective that anything you can find in stores. After just a couple of weeks of wearing these trays for a set amount of time every day, you’ll see beautiful results!
For patients who are eager for faster results, in-office teeth whitening can be completed in-office. If you have a wedding coming up or want to look your best for an upcoming vacation, this may be a better option for you. In just one appointment, you can leave our practice with a smile that’s several shades brighter than it was before!
The results of teeth whitening will last much longer if you take the time to maintain them. Here are some tips to help you keep your smile looking great: