Most of us are unhappy with the color of our teeth. Our teeth may be healthy, but they look discolored, especially in comparison to the beautiful white smiles that dominate TV, movies, and magazine covers. Fortunately, teeth whitening is effective, and it can help you get a brighter, whiter, smile in just one visit to our office.
Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening
There are many different options for teeth whitening. We offer in-office teeth whitening because of the many benefits it offers, including:
- Instant results
- Stronger than over-the-counter whiteners
- Very convenient
- Dentist-supervised for safety
- Results can be refreshed regularly
One of the main reasons why people choose in-office teeth whitening is that it gives instant results. You’ll get the whitener applied at our office, and by the time you leave, you’ll see the difference in your brighter smile.
Grocery and drug stores are full of teeth whiteners that promise to give you great results. But these whiteners aren’t as strong as those we’re allowed to use in our office. That way, we can achieve brighter results faster than those you can achieve with over-the-counter teeth whitening.
In-office teeth whitening is very convenient because you can just do it at the time of your normal dental checkup. No separate appointment is required–you don’t even have to stop by the store. Just make your regular appointment.
And because you’re getting your teeth whitening supervised by a dentist, you know that it’s safe. Over-the-counter whiteners are safe if used as directed, but many people try to improve the results by combining treatments or using them too frequently, and that can become a problem. With an in-office procedure, you can get great results safely. Your dentist will also tell you if your teeth won’t respond to whitening, and what other options might achieve the results you’re looking for.
And we can refresh your results regularly so that you’ll always have a beautifully bright smile.
What Causes Tooth Staining
Most of the time, tooth discoloration is the result of surface stains. These surface stains get trapped in the texture of your tooth enamel. The most common sources of tooth stains include:
- Red wine
- Dark beer
Not all sources of stains are obviously dark in color. Although the above list is all dark-colored foods and beverages, some things can stain your teeth, even if they’re light in color. White wine, for example, is very acidic, so it can etch your teeth, creating more rough surfaces that trap stains.
Teeth whitening is very good at removing tooth stains to help you get a brighter smile.
What If Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work
We said that teeth whitening removes surface stains. Most of the time, that’s why your teeth are discolored, but there are some other possibilities to consider. Sometimes, teeth may be stained from within due to:
- Enamel defects
- Tooth trauma
- Antibiotics or other medications
- Metal amalgam restorations
- Eroded enamel
If your teeth aren’t responding to teeth whitening or aren’t getting as white as you wish, it’s likely that one or more of these causes are what’s really behind the discoloration of your teeth. Then we’ll recommend the right approach to get your teeth white.
Often, veneers are the best choice. But if your tooth is darkened by metal restorations, a dental crown might be the right treatment. If your tooth is infected or damaged by trauma, root canal therapy might be recommended.
The Right Teeth Whitening Solution
If you want brighter, whiter teeth, we can find the right approach for you. To learn more about teeth whitening in Pueblo, Please call (719) 545-1400 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Advantage Dental Group.