General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Greenwich and Stamford Area, Riverside, CT
If you want to love your smile instead of looking away from your reflection, Trusty Dental in Riverside, Connecticut, has a great teeth-whitening solution for you. With professional teeth whitening, you can lift out the ugly stains that keep you from smiling. Just click the online appointment tool or call the office to book your teeth-whitening consultation today.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
Why do teeth turn yellow or dark?
Many factors can contribute to your teeth changing color, including:
It’s normal for your enamel to wear down as you age. This allows the light yellow or greyish color of your tooth’s next layer (the dentin) to show through.
Several beverages can darken or discolor your teeth. Some of the most frequent offenders are coffee, dark tea, red wine, dark sodas, and brightly colored fruit juices.
Certain foods can stain your teeth. Common culprits include soy sauce, tomato sauce, curry, and beets.
Smoking is one of the most common causes of tooth yellowing or darkening. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes can sink into your tooth pores and cause significant discoloration.
Although these are the most common causes of tooth yellowing or darkening, there are other possible causes, including antibiotic use and excessive fluoride in childhood (while teeth are developing). Tooth trauma is another possible cause of tooth darkening. Some illnesses can darken your teeth, as well.
Do whitening toothpastes work?
Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes may have a mild effect and can sometimes help you prevent further discoloration. But they can’t remove set-in tooth enamel stains and therefore can’t give you any truly noticeable effects. That’s where the Trusty Dental team comes in to help with professional dental tooth whitening.
How does teeth whitening work?
With teeth whitening at Trusty Dental, you’ll typically wear a dental-grade glycerin-based whitening gel for set periods of time. Your dentist may accelerate the gel action with a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp.
The exact whitening process depends on your particular needs, so you’ll plan the treatment together with your providers according to how much whitening you want.
How often do I need to whiten my teeth?
Professional teeth whitening is generally long lasting, especially if you take precautions like avoiding tooth-staining substances and having regular teeth cleanings at Trusty Dental. Depending on your circumstances, you might need a touch-up treatment once or twice a year. The experienced team can recommend an ideal teeth-whitening plan for you.
You can get a brighter, whiter smile at Trusty Dental. To love your smile, just call the office or book an appointment online today.