The goal of regular visits to your dentist for dental treatment is to keep your smile healthy and free of dental diseases like gingivitis or tooth decay. Although your overall oral health is top priority, it’s also important that you feel confident in your smile. Over time, your teeth can begin to stain after years of exposure to colorful foods and beverages. Stains usually aren’t a major issue and erasing them is often as easy as one visit with your dentist. If you want a brighter smile, you should speak with your dentist about teeth whitening.
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 you notice that your smile has become dulled and discolored, do something about it. Feeling confident in your smile is an important part of living a happy and healthy life.
It Acts Quickly
Professional teeth whitening treatments work by breaking up the stains that reside on the surfaces of your teeth. Your dentist does this by applying a bleaching gel containing peroxide only to your teeth (your lips and gum will be covered for your protection). This 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.
Bring Your Smile Back To Life
We can provide you with cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to give you a healthy and more confident smile. Contact us at our local Sheridan, WY office at 307-672-7567.