Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
What makes teeth get discolored?
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
What are the different types of stains on teeth?
One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
Are commercially available whitening products effective?
Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Does whitening work for any type of discoloration of the teeth?
Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Teeth Whitening Services We Offer:
We offer professional teeth whitening services at our Wauwatosa, WI dental office to enhance your smile. By whitening your teeth, you can brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence. Professional teeth whitening is effective and safe, and can be used to lessen or eliminate the appearance of stains and discoloration caused by:
- Certain foods and drinks, such as wine, tea, and coffee
- Tobacco use
- The natural aging process
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments
Studies have shown that damaged and stained teeth are the feature that most people report feeling the most embarrassed and insecure about. And unfortunately, it can't be chalked up to personal paranoia. People with whiter, stain-free teeth are generally viewed as more confident, self-assured, and competent, which can affect everything from professional opportunities to social interactions and connections.
Professional whitening performed by our office located in Wauwatosa, WI is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.
Interested in Teeth Whitening from William N. Stathas, D.D.S.?
Call our office located in Wauwatosa, WI today at (414) 456-9020!