Teeth whitening is done to help enhance an individuals white and bright smile. One of the easiest ways to help your teeth stay healthy and white is by brushing and flossing a couple times each day. Numerous factors can cause our teeth to dull or yellow over time. Two of the biggest factors are dark liquids and tobacco use. Avid coffee, tea, and red wine drinkers may start to notice the beverages’ intense color staining their teeth over time. Tobacco use is a big contributor due to tar’s natural dark color and nicotine’s yellowish color. Teeth whitening is simple process that can restore your smile to it’s natural brightness and is offered in a variety of ways. For the best results an in-office dental whitening visit is optimal.
- In-office whitening is the best option and results are seen much quicker. The whitening gel is applied to teeth and then is illuminated by a specialized light for an average a half hour. Results can be seen after the first appointment but depending on the staining numerous treatments may be recommended.
As always, it is important to talk to your dental professional before starting a tooth whitening regimen. Your dentist will go over your dental history and desired outcome to help you find the best option