How to Brighten the Teeth?

How to Brighten the Teeth?

Posted by Justin Le, D.D.S. on May 19 2022, 02:44 PM

Stained and discolored teeth signify bad oral health. It is vital to keep the teeth clean to avoid yellow discoloration on the teeth. 

Reasons for Darkened Teeth

Enamel is the outer covering of the tooth. As people age, enamel can thin, allowing more of the yellowish dentin layer to show. When this happens, teeth can appear to be darker.

Teeth can also appear darker if people have stains on the enamel. Some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration include:

* Certain foods and beverages

* Tobacco use

* Certain medications

* Trauma

* Genetics

How to Prevent Teeth Discoloration?

If you would like to prevent teeth discoloration, use good oral hygiene practices. This means brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles from the teeth. In addition to good oral hygiene, avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth. This includes dark sodas, coffee, berries, and tomato sauce.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth. In-office teeth whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gel to whiten the teeth in as little as one appointment. The whitening gel is applied to the teeth and the gums are carefully protected with a barrier gel. These steps help to protect the soft tissues of the mouth, so patients do not experience sensitivity during treatment. Once the whitening gel is applied to the teeth, patients sit for about 30 to 60 minutes while the gel works to whiten the teeth.

Home Teeth Whitening

Home teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to whiten your smile and can be done alone or in combination with a dental cleaning.

Your dentist can provide you with custom whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly and leave you with a bright white smile. Your dentist can also provide a professional-strength whitening solution that won’t irritate your gums.

Other Treatment Options 

Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of discolored teeth. It’s fast, affordable, and painless.

However, if teeth whitening does not work effectively, you may want to consider other treatment options.

Your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Veneers are thin shells that fit over damaged teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. They can help to create a bright, white smile.

Dental bonding is a similar process that involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the teeth. The resin is shaped to look natural, and is hardened with a special light. It can improve the appearance of discolored teeth.

To learn more about teeth whitening and how it can help improve your life, contact El Paseo Dental Clinic at (408) 370-0101 or (510) 750-1654. You can also visit our dental offices located in San Jose and Hayward in California for your dental concerns.

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