Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that brightens teeth by removing stains and discoloration. Not only can it improve the appearance of your teeth, but it can also help to improve your oral health. At Kiley A. Smith, DDS, teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Many patients receive teeth whitening to rejuvenate the appearance of their smile.
Teeth Whitening Options
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, and it’s easy to understand why. Having whiter teeth can improve your smile’s appearance, giving you more confidence and helping you look and feel younger.
While there are over-the-counter whitening treatments, they don’t offer the same results as professional teeth whitening. Professional whitening treatments use a highly concentrated whitening solution to lift out deep stains from your teeth. A cosmetic dentist applies the whitening gel to your teeth, then uses a laser or light to help activate the whitening gel.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought Kits
Teeth whitening is an affordable and non-invasive way to improve your smile's appearance dramatically. Professional teeth whitening offers fast, dramatic results, often with just a visit to your dentist.
Professional teeth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Professional teeth whitening uses more vital whitening agents than over-the-counter whitening strips or toothpaste.
While at-home teeth whitening kits are less expensive, they don’t produce the same results. At-home teeth whitening kits are a less involved alternative to professional teeth whitening. They contain a lower concentration of whitening agents, producing less dramatic results. They take much longer to be effective and aren’t custom-fit to your teeth like the professional treatment.
Reasons for Teeth Whitening
Having whiter teeth can boost your confidence and make you look younger. While whitening is most often used to improve the appearance of teeth, it can also treat specific dental health issues like discolored teeth.
Here are some of the most common reasons for teeth whitening:
Yellowing, brown, or gray stains on your teeth can make you look older. A teeth whitening treatment can eliminate these stains and make you more confident.
Stained Foods and Drinks
Coffee, tea, wine, dark soda, dark juices, and berries can stain your teeth. A teeth whitening treatment can make your smile brighter and whiter after just one or two treatments.
Poor Dental Hygiene
A plague can build up if you don’t practice good oral hygiene, causing your teeth to become discolored. A whitening treatment can clean your teeth and remove any present stains.
Get in touch with Kiley A. Smith, DDS, at 1005 Marlandwood Rd Suite 104, Temple 76502, or call (254) 791-1010 to learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening.