Dallas Cosmetic Dentist Provides Tooth Whitening Tips

Written by Dr. Lin on May 5, 2014

Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can alter the color of your natural tooth enamel and dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile. Your Dallas, TX Cosmetic Dentist has options for whitening your discolored teeth, but since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it helps to be aware of the factors that contribute to discoloration of your teeth in the first place.

Nature: Some people’s teeth are inherently more yellow in color. This is not a defect, and the simple explanation for this is that the enamel (the outermost layer) of your teeth is more translucent, making the underlying yellow dentin more apparent.

Improper Oral Hygiene: This is a major contributor to the discoloration of your teeth. Poor oral hygiene will always result in yellowing of the teeth, along with other major dental problems.

Aging: As we age, our teeth will naturally become worn and somewhat discolored. No matter how much care you take with your oral hygiene, the enamel becomes slightly pitted and worn, allowing staining agents to gradually discolor your teeth. The wearing of the enamel also makes the yellowish dentin more noticeable

Staining: There are a number of stain-causing foods and products that are responsible for a vast majority of tooth discolorations: tobacco, coffee, tea, dark sodas (such as cola), red wine, dark fruit juices (grape, cranberry), blueberries, soy sauce and tomato sauce. Obviously, it’s not necessary or even advisable to cut all these foods out completely, but you have a better chance of maintaining a healthy white smile if you remember to brush or at least rinse your mouth after eating these foods.

A beautiful white smile is one of your greatest assets and the first thing people notice about you. It’s an important part of that vital first impression. The Dallas Tooth Whitening Smile Studio has several tooth whitening options that can get you on your way to the bright sparkling smile you’ve always wanted.