Do you look in the mirror and immediately fixate on the noticeable staining of your teeth? Over time, teeth can begin to look yellow, grey, or simply dull, due to the variety of foods and beverages people consume, many of which can slowly begin to stain the porous surface of the teeth’s enamel. Some foods and drinks are particularly notorious for staining, such as sodas, coffees and many teas. Though teeth are strong, their porous nature makes it impossible to resist staining forever. Fortunately, that is where professional teeth whitening, sometimes called teeth bleaching, comes in to help save the day, or more specifically, to help rejuvenate and brighten the smile!
Enjoy the Benefits of a Beautiful, Bright Smile
Much like a good washing with bleach can help brighten and refresh old bedding or even your favorite t-shirt, professional teeth whitening can help to restore your smile’s once vibrant brightness, by helping to break up the surface stains and then to lighten the teeth. For many patients, professional treatment is able to lighten teeth by more than eight shades, leading to dramatically whiter smiles.
Are There Solutions for Permanent Staining?
Another benefit of seeking professional cosmetic treatment, is that even if the dentist determines that your staining is intrinsic or permanent, there are still treatment options available to help create a whiter smile. Cosmetic bonding, for instance, is one way a cosmetic dentist can help to hide permanent staining. This procedure is fast and affordable, in fact, it can often be completed in a few hours or less.
Another even longer-lasting solution is porcelain veneers. Since the porcelain material used to craft veneers is stain-resistant, many patients are able to enjoy their enhancements for nearly a decade, or more, with proper preventive dental care.