Are you feeling embarrassed by deep discoloration on your teeth? Yellow, grey and otherwise discolored teeth can be a great source of insecurity for many people. Not only do visible stains make teeth look discolored, they can also make them look older, as well. Unfortunately, staining is nearly inevitable as a person ages. Since the teeth’s enamel is porous, over time foods, beverages, and especially tobacco products like cigarettes can lead to deep discoloration of the teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address most causes of staining, either through professional whitening or alternative means of brightening and enhancing a smile.
When Is Professional Whitening the Answer?
While many over-the-counter dental products, from toothpastes to chewing gum, may claim to lighten teeth, few are designed to create noticeable results, and even fewer are able to achieve those kinds of results quickly and consistently.
Professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, uses strong yet safe whitening agents to help first break up surface stains, and then visibly lighten and brighten teeth, often by eight shades during a course of treatment.
Could Cosmetic Bonding Be What Your Smile Really Needs?
Many deeply stained teeth can be improved through professional teeth whitening treatment. However, an added benefit of seeking whitening through a cosmetic dentist, is that he or she can help determine the cause of the discoloration, and provide alternative treatment options, as necessary, along with advice about avoiding future staining.
Should the dentist discover that the cause of your teeth’s discoloration is either permanent or intrinsic, for instance, he or she may recommend porcelain veneers as a treatment option. Veneers can help to hide permanent stains, leading to brighter and generally more beautiful-looking smiles.
ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:
We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.