Over the years, it’s very common for the teeth to develop stains or slightly discolor. This could be due to regular exposure to darkly pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee and wine, tobacco use, or a side effect of the natural aging process. In any case, darkened teeth can easily make a person appear much older than they really are and feel self-conscious, which is why we’re happy to offer a selection of professional-strength whitening treatments, able to deliver the dramatic results store-bought products simply can’t.
An unfortunate fact of life is that teeth stain. As you grow older, your teeth begin to go through wear and tear that eventually affects your enamel. However, there are also certain foods, drinks, and lifestyle habits that can cause staining and discoloration before old age. Coffee, wine, and other drinks with dark colors can increase your chances of staining. Additionally, any foods that are rich in color like blueberries or pasta sauce can cause discoloration. And, if you smoke or use tobacco products, it’s only a matter of time before your smile becomes yellowed.
Thankfully, we offer two different types of teeth whitening to bring the bright, white, youthful, and confident appearance back to your smile. These options include:
For the most convenient form of whitening, you can get one of our take-home kits to receive professional grade whitening on your own time. We custom-make our whitening trays to give you even, consistent, and effective results that you can’t get with in-store products. You’ll simply wear your trays for about 30 minutes a day, and after about 2 weeks, you’ll begin to notice beautiful results. This option is great for patients who rather skip time in the dental chair and whiten at their own leisure.
For a stronger and quicker solution, we offer in-office Opalescence whitening. With this option, you can receive a smile that is up to 8 shades brighter in just an hour’s time! Dr. Tindal will apply a strong yet safe bleaching gel to your smile and use a special heating lamp to make the process faster and more effective. This modern technology allows those even with deep stains beneath the surface of their teeth to receive beautiful results. Our in-office whitening service is especially popular for patients who need a quick smile upgrade for photos, events, interviews, and more.
The lifespan of your newly whitened teeth will directly depend on how you care for them. By avoiding some of the foods and habits mentioned above, you can extend the results of your treatment. Additionally, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth every day to remove plaque and bacteria that cause discoloration. Lastly, you can always visit Dr. Tindal for small touchup appointments to keep your smile looking radiant throughout the year.
If you’re ready to turn back the clock and improve your overall appearance, teeth whitening is one of the fastest, affordable, and most effective ways to do it. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today.