How Teeth Bleaching Can Transform Your Smile
Professional teeth bleaching is so straightforward and easy to undergo that you’ll wonder why you haven’t jumped on the opportunity to try it earlier. Our Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL, cosmetic dentists even have two options for you to choose from depending on your preferences: in-office and at-home!
Here are a fewand why treatment from our dentists prevails over any DIY method.
Why Are My Teeth Discolored?
Oftentimes, the hidden reason for brown oryellowed teeth is not so hidden after all. For example, if you’re like many adults around the world, you drink coffee in the mornings. Unfortunately, coffee can easily stain your teeth when consumed on a regular basis.
Avid tea drinkers also fall into this camp thanks to its intense color pigments that cling to your enamel. The pigments are known as chromogens and are contained in other beverages like red wine as well.
The darker color of your teeth can also be caused by:
- Smoking or other tobacco use
- Natural aging
- Oral trauma or injury
- Certain medications
- Excessive fluoride exposure (fluorosis)
- Poor dental hygiene
Please remember that if you want your results to last after treatment, the cessation of tobacco use, regular dental cleanings, and daily oral hygiene are all encouraged.
What NOT to Do for a Brighter Smile
We’ve all heard of the pure andthat are designed to lighten up your smile in no time. Some solutions are more far-fetched than others and very few have been shown to have a positive effect on the color of your teeth.
Please refrain from trying the following natural teeth whitening methods:
- Rubbing acidic fruits or fruit peels (lemons, oranges, etc.) on your teeth to remove dark stains
- Practicing oil pulling and swishing coconut oil around in your mouth to lift yellow stains
- Brushing your teeth with a mixture of baking soda and water
- Using any oral care product involving charcoal as a main ingredient
Whereas professional teeth bleaching inside our Plantation, FL, dental office is safe for your enamel, natural remedies can often cause damage to that part of your tooth. For instance, if acidic fruits or fruit peels are used deliberately, the enamel will soften and can wear away.
Our cosmetic dentists instead use safe, but powerful whitening gel to brighten your smile. The gel is also dental-grade and has been proven to efficiently whiten teeth that are discolored.
Dazzling Teeth Are Just an Appointment Away
What are you waiting for? Ask our cosmetic dentists serving Plantation and Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL, today about getting started with some form of teeth bleaching, whether you’d prefer it’s done in our office or in your own home. Call Barr Dental Group at (954) 327-7400 to request an appointment!