If your teeth are looking a bit yellowed or stained, you don’t need to feel self-conscious or embarrassed when you smile. Teeth whitening is just one of the services our cosmetic dentist in Fuquay Varina offers so you can have the bright smile and boundless confidence you’ve been looking for.
What Causes Teeth to Stain?
Yellowed and stained teeth is very common, and often, it can be unavoidable. Foods like berries, beverages, including cola, coffee, and tea, or tobacco use can lead to extrinsic staining. These are stains that adhere to the tooth enamel, which is the hard outer coating of the tooth. Intrinsic staining, in which discoloration happens inside the tooth, is often caused by medication or even injury.
For stains caused by external factors, such as food or fading enamel, professional teeth whitening can make a big difference in restoring your smile. While there are many “whitening toothpastes” and over the counter kits on the market, many of these products contain abrasive substances that can damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Also, while they may whiten your teeth for a while, the results don’t last as long and can even leave lasting damage if not used properly.
The Teeth Whitening Process
Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic lightening effect that leaves your teeth looking several shades whiter and brighter. Made from a safe, mild, hydrogen peroxide, the whitening treatment penetrates the enamel, allowing the oxygen molecules to react with the stains, breaking them down and removing them. Often in just 45 minutes, you can see an incredible transformation in how your teeth look, and with proper care, the treatment can last up to five years.
Some stains, often caused by internal darkening from injuries, medications, or flourosis, cannot be solved by teeth whitening procedures. However, our cosmetic dentists offer other services, such as porcelain veneers and dental bonding, which can improve the look of your smile.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment with Our Fuquay-Varina Cosmetic Dentists
There’s no need to feel self-conscious about yellowed teeth, when we can help you restore a bright, vibrant smile. To contact us or request an appointment with our experienced dentists, please fill out the form below or call us at (919) 552-2431.