Numerous things can cause your teeth to become less bright, but the aging process is the most common problem. To understand how aging affects the appearance of your smile, it helps to think about the structure of your teeth.
The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel, which is naturally white in color. Just beneath lies a thicker layer of hard tissue called dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. As the years pass you lose some of your enamel, allowing more of the yellow dentin to shine through.
Other factors can lower the wattage of your smile:
If you’re unhappy with the shade of your smile, professional teeth whitening is a great option to consider.
Dr. Lebovics offers in-house whitening treatment that can boost your smile by multiple shades in just one visit. When you arrive for your treatment, you’ll relax in the chair as Dr. Lebovics uses special dental devices to isolate your tongue and other soft tissues.
He then carefully applies the powerful whitening solution to the front portions of your teeth. A special treatment light activates the whitening solution and blasts apart stains. The entire process takes less than an hour, and you can relax and read or listen to music during your visit. Once the solution is rinsed away, you can begin enjoying your new, brighter smile.
At-home whitening is also an option. Dr. Lebovics uses a tray-based system for this approach. You simply apply a thin line of whitening gel to the trays, pop them in, and wear them for a few hours. This approach takes more time than in-office whitening, but it also allows you to control the shade of your smile.
Once you’ve seen the effects of professional teeth whitening, you’ll want to do everything in your power to prolong those results. You can begin by evaluating your current dental hygiene routines. Excellent brushing and flossing can go a long way toward keeping your smile as white and bright as possible.
If you enjoy tea, coffee, or wine, consider using a straw to prevent the liquid from reaching your teeth. You can also try rinsing your mouth after enjoying food or drinks that stain or giving your teeth a quick brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Be sure to schedule routine dental exams and professional cleanings to help your teeth look their best. With proper care, you can enjoy the effects of professional teeth whitening for years.
When you’re ready to brighten your smile, call the office to book, or schedule an appointment online in just moments.