A teeth whitening treatment performed at our Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist office can really give your smile a boost for any special event. It’s an easy way to brighten up your smile and enhance and lighten the color of your teeth. We offer options to help whiten discolored teeth, but it’s always helpful to be aware of factors that impact the whiteness of your smile.
The Aging Process
Our teeth naturally become worn and somewhat discolored as we age. Dental enamel will become slightly pitted and worn over time no matter how much care you take with your oral hygiene.
This fact causes our teeth to become more prone to discoloration as stains can more easily penetrate porous surface enamel. Contributing to the yellow appearance of the teeth is the fact that as enamel wears away dentin within the tooth begins to show through.
Ineffective Dental Hygiene
By not maintaining proper oral hygiene, you may be compromising the bright color of your teeth. Lack of effective at-home oral hygiene will always result in yellowing of the teeth and lead to other major dental problems as well. Regular trips to the dentist for exams and cleanings are the best way to be sure your oral hygiene is up to par.
There is little that can be done to change our inherent physical make up, and it’s a fact that certain people have teeth with a yellowish hue. This is simply a result of the fact that the outer layer of dental enamel has a more translucent quality, causing the dentin beneath to seem more obvious.
Some foods and other consumables contribute to the discoloration of dental enamel, such as red wine, tobacco products, dark fruit juices or sodas (like cola). It is not necessary or even recommended that you cut out all these foods completely. But you will have a better chance of maintaining a healthy white smile if you remember to brush or at least rinse your mouth after ingesting these products.
Great first impressions are created with a beautiful white smile. Greeting the world with a fresh, bright smile can also boost your self confidence. Our Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist provides several teeth whitening options that bring back the beauty of your teeth and give you a smile that you can be proud of.