Almost everyone wants that white, radiant smile. However, between natural wear and tear, the foods and drinks we consume, and even our lifestyle habits, those picture-perfect white teeth are often not a reality for some people. Many people consider tooth whitening products when striving for a picture-perfect smile, but not all products are right for everyone. At Amazing Dental, we offer safe tooth whitening options that will give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off!
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Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Tooth discoloration and staining can have many causes. Over time, the enamel of our teeth wears down and the dentin, the yellowish later of the tooth beneath the enamel, begins to show through, causing your teeth to appear yellow. Tooth discoloration and staining, however, can also be caused my many external factors including:
- Food and drinks such as coffee or red wine
- Tobacco products
Certain foods and drinks can cause tooth staining because the pigments in the substance itself actually attaches to the tooth enamel. The type of discoloration or staining that you have will help determine the best type of whitening for you. Consequently, it is important to always speak to Dr. Budhani before trying any whitening products on your own—not every product will be effective for every kind of discoloration and staining.
What to Expect
Since there are many causes of tooth discoloration and staining, Dr. Budhani will discuss your concerns with you and talk to you about your health and medical history, including your diet and lifestyle habits, to ensure that he suggests the best type of whitening for you.
There are two main types of whitening that Dr. Budhani offers here at Amazing Dental: in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits.
- In-office whitening can significantly whiten your teeth, and it generally takes only one visit that lasts for about an hour. During your procedure, Dr. Budhani applies a high-concentration peroxide gel onto the surface of your teeth. This gel substantially whitens your teeth throughout the visit.
- Our take-home whitening kits are purchased through our office. The whitening gel that is included in the take-home tooth whitening kits is a lower concentration bleach. Therefore, you should generally wear the whitening trays for a couple hours a day for a few days. The duration of your at-home whitening will be determined by Dr. Budhani before you purchase the kits to help ensure the best possible results.
Dr. Budhani and the Amazing Dental team understand how important it is to look and feel good. With a smile you’re proud of, you can light up a room, and this is exactly what Dr. Budhani and his team strive for with every patient. You don’t have to settle for hiding your smile!
To get a radiant smile you’ll love, call Dr. Budhani at Amazing Dental today at (817) 484-5588 or request an appointment online.