A Complete Patient Guide to Teeth Whitening
If you were to stop a child on the streets of Orlando, FL and ask what color their teeth should be, they will tell you: White! From a very young age, we are keenly aware that our teeth are supposed to be a stunning, beautiful, white.
We see it in magazines, movies, and in the smiles we envy the most. Other smile flaws fall by the wayside as long as those teeth are a beautiful white! Yet most of us are unhappy with the color of our teeth.
The most common cosmetic request in just about every dental office in the country is for teeth whitening! It is important to us, and research backs up the idea. Research shows that we as a society perceive people with whiter smiles to be more educated, more successful, and happier!
If you are sitting there wondering how to improve the color of your smile, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we are going to discuss teeth whitening in detail to give you a better idea of what you can expect from the entire process!
Wanting a Dream Smile is Normal and Achievable
First, we want you to know that there’s nothing wrong with wanting a dream smile! It is normal to want a smile that you can be proud of, and the best news is that it is completely achievable! With advanced technology and procedures in the dental office, we can help you get the look you’ve been wanting without much problem at all!
The first step is to look at the current state of your smile and address how it got to the point that it is in. Let’s take a look at this next. How did your teeth lose their natural white hue in the first place?
The Way Things Are
There are many causes for discolored teeth. Most of the causes are completely natural and are nothing to feel ashamed of. Discoloration just happens to us all, but there are some bad habits that make discoloration happen faster and deeper.
Diet: The things you eat and drink play a huge role in the color of your teeth. By consuming things that are known to stain teeth, you are putting yourself at risk for a faster discoloration of your smile. Soda, tea, coffee, red wine, berry juices, and tomato sauces are just a few things that fastforward stains on your teeth.
Tobacco Use: Using tobacco products will cause your teeth to stain faster than anything else. Whether you use chewing tobacco or smoke tobacco, the results will be the same. Your teeth will deeply stain over time.
Age: It is natural for your teeth to stain and become discolored over time. Your age plays a role in what you can expect from your teeth. Even healthy, cared-for teeth will lose the pearly white color with time.
Office-Based Whitening Services
We offer a variety of whitening services to our patients. When you come into the office to request whitening, we will first make sure that your smile is healthy and ready for the whitening experience. We will then help you create a plan for the whitening of your teeth. We will create custom trays for your teeth and teach you to use a powerful bleaching solution.
Whether you want a dramatic improvement or a little boost to your smile, our systems will work better for you than just about anything else because we are will you every step of the way to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and accomplish your goal!
Why We Beat Over-the-Counter Products
It can be tempting to skip the dental office and begin your whitening process with an over-the-counter kit from the local store. We know that temptation, but we encourage you to avoid those kits! They are a waste of your time and money.
They will not work nearly as fast or as well as what we can give you. On top of that, the over-the-counter kits are not safe for your teeth because they are not made to fit your mouth, which will leave your soft tissues exposed to harmful chemicals.
Caring for Your Newly Whitened Smile
Now that you have the smile of your dreams, we want you to be able to take care of it! You don’t have to avoid food and beverages that cause stains, but we recommend that you be very careful with them! Use a straw when possible, and brush soon after.
In fact, one of the best ways to keep your teeth beautifully white is to practice great oral hygiene and come in for routine appointments. We can help you maintain the new white of your smile for many years to come!
Begin Today with a Call!
You can begin your journey to the smile of your dreams today with one simple phone call! Contact us by phone or through our website to set up a consultation or appointment. We would love to see you and your smile very soon!