Are There Keys to a Bright and White Smile?

Are There Keys to a Bright and White Smile?Do you ever look at your smile and think about how much more beautiful it would be if only it weren’t so deeply discolored? Teeth stains are common, particularly as someone ages. They can be particularly bad if tobacco use is involved, but drinking lots of acidic beverages like sodas, teas and coffees, can also cause noticeable discoloration. Fortunately, if your teeth have become stained, you don’t have to settle for a less-than-bright smile. You simply need to talk to your dentist about how cosmetic treatment, like professional teeth whitening for instance, might be able to help!

Don’t Continue to Settle for Discoloration

The first step in addressing deep smile discoloration is talking to your dentist. Depending on the cause of your stains, and whether or not they are permanent or intrinsic, professional whitening might be a good solution, but in some cases cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers might be best.

Professional teeth whitening is generally able to lighten teeth by several shades in a course of treatment, unlike most over-the-counter products. That said, permanent stains or intrinsic discoloration are often best corrected through the use of bonding or veneers, both of which can actually cover a variety of dental imperfections.

You Can Help Prevent Future Staining

Another great way to achieve and enjoy a bright, white smile is by being smart about what you eat and drink on a daily basis, and also making sure you practice good dental hygiene. Limiting your sugar intake can help to prevent unsightly and potentially damaging acidic tartar buildup. Limiting staining drinks, and especially tobacco products, can also help keep teeth looking their best longer.

Do You Want a Brighter Smile?

Cosmetic dental treatment makes it possible to drastically improve upon the natural beauty of a smile, while also hiding common imperfections. Dr. Burds at Gateway Dental Group provides several cosmetic treatment options, including teeth whitening and veneers. To schedule a cosmetic visit, call our office today at (515) 244-9565. Located in Des Moines, IA, we are proud to welcome patients from the Des Moines metro area, and all neighboring and nearby communities.