Look, we know that keeping your teeth healthy and strong is important. In fact, we believe that this is probably the most important thing you can do when it comes to promoting a lifestyle that is healthy. With that said, we also understand that the way your smile looks can sometimes feel as important as the way that your teeth feel. To help you achieve the smile that makes you happy, Van Alstine Family Dentistry is pleased to offer our patients a wide array of cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to enhance your natural smile. Teeth whitening, for example, is a non-invasive procedure that can do wonders for your smile and your confidence.
Why You Might Need Teeth Whitening
As time wears on, you might find that your teeth have become a bit discolored. You might notice that they are not quite as bright and brilliant as they used to be, and their appearance might even make you uncomfortable when it comes to smiling or laughing. If you are experiencing these issues, do not worry! This is a normal issue that happens to many people. Discoloration is bound to happen to your teeth sooner or later, and there is no shame in seeking out some help to bring them back to their original color.
Food & Drink
Keep in mind that your teeth are on the front lines when it comes to everything you drink and eat, so if you are a fan of dark foods and beverages you might find that your teeth are more discolored than those of others. Black tea, for example, can stain your teeth in a big way and create a color that is not altogether flattering. Coffee is another common culprit when it comes to teeth that simply are not as white as they should be. If you are having your teeth whitened and wanted the effects to last, it is important to evaluate the things you regularly eat and drink and remember that they will have an impact on the color of your teeth.
Smoking and Medication
It is not only the things you eat and drink that effect your teeth. In fact, sometimes the biggest causes of discoloration are things that you wouldn’t expect. Certain medications, for example, can lead to discolored teeth either directly or indirectly, by restricting the production of saliva and allowing your teeth to become more susceptible to discoloration. Smoking is probably one of the worst offenders when it comes to discolored teeth. If you smoke, you will have a hard time keeping your teeth bright and white simply due to the nicotine that afflicts them every day. T
he Teeth Whitening Process
Now that we know why our teeth become discolored and how we can avoid these issues in the future, let’s talk about teeth whitening! The process is an exceedingly simple one, and it does not harm your teeth at all. Our teeth whitening system is one designed to give you brilliant results that last for as long as you continue taking good care of your teeth.