Over time, certain things in our everyday lives work against our teeth and leave them stained, dull, or discolored. Luckily, teeth whitening is a great solution to restore your teeth to their brilliant white. At Tower Dental Associates, we specialize in teeth whitening procedures that have allowed our patients to walk out the door feeling healthier, happier and more confident.
Why Do Teeth Get Stained?
We often come in contact with things that dull our teeth. These things can wear away the enamel of your teeth, causing the dentin (darker tissue) of your teeth to be exposed. Over time, teeth gradually become more absorbent, so as we age, our teeth become more vulnerable to staining. Here are some culprits of staining teeth:
- Red Wine
- Fruit Juice
- Colored Candy and Popsicles
- Tomato Sauce/Ketchup
- Soy Sauce
Teeth whitening procedures are extremely effective when our teeth get discolored by any of the above items. You can also take preventative measures at home by sticking to a strict oral hygiene regiment, eating healthy foods, limiting any foods and drinks that can stain your teeth and avoiding tobacco products.
How to Whiten Your Teeth
There are remedies that you can use at home to treat darkened teeth. Certain toothpaste, specific mouthwashes, natural whitening remedies, and more can help to reduce the darkening of your teeth.
The most effective, however, is in-office whitening. In addition to being effective, in-office treatments are conducted by dentists, so the risk of accidentally damaging your teeth by over-whitening or using abrasive substances is removed. Home whitening can cause sensitivity to hot or cold, which makes eating extremely uncomfortable.
Done properly, teeth whitening can last as long as five years. The brightness of your smile is well worth the investment.
At Tower Dental Associates, we can accommodate your whitening needs. If you are one of our Invisalign customers, you will receive a free whitening at the end of your Invisalign journey.
Contact our office in Gainesville, FL to set up an appointment for teeth whitening.