The goal of routine dental treatment is to keep your smile healthy and free of dental diseases like tooth decay or gingivitis. Although your overall oral health is most important, feeling confident in your smile’s appearance is a large matter as well. Over time, your teeth might start to stain after years of exposure to colorful foods and beverages. Stains aren’t usually a big problem and erasing them is often easy as one visit with your dentist. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you should ask your dentist about teeth whitening during your next visit.
No Stain, All Gain
In certain cases, discoloration in one or more teeth could be a sign of tooth infection or internal trauma to the tooth. In most cases, however, stains are simply a cosmetic concern resulting from a lifetime of being exposed to colorful molecules (tannins) in food. When teeth begin to stain, you might not recognize it. Your dentist may notice it during a routine exam and recommend a whitening procedure before the staining becomes more pronounced.
In And Out
Professional teeth whitening treatments work by breaking up the stains on the surfaces of your teeth. Your dentist applies a bleaching gel containing peroxide only to your teeth (your lips and gum will be covered for your protection). The gel is then activated with a curing light, giving you a smile that can be 8 to 10 shades brighter than before. Depending on your needs, teeth whitening can be accomplished in just a single visit to your dentist, or you can perform the treatment at your leisure with a custom-made take-home whitening kit.
We Have A Solution To Your Problem
Our dentists can provide you with cosmetic, restorative, and other dentistry services to improve your oral health. Schedule an appointment today. Contact us at our local Sheridan, WY office at 307-672-7567.