Wishing for a whither smile but not sure how to get it? At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile bleaching every day.
Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains
Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.
Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to get rid of the build-up and help restore the initial color.
When it comes to teeth whitening, you do have a number of options available. This includes the use of over-the-counter products designed for teeth whitening at home.
Prior to using one of these, you should visit our team in Arcadia to find out what has caused it. Whether the problem is simple staining and discoloration or another underlying issue, such as tooth decay, we can offer advice on safe whitening.
You can also get your teeth professionally whitened at Premier Dental Esthetics. The team at Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia would love to talk to you about bonding, veneers, dental restorative work, and other smile makeover possibilities. We offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontics and a long list of other procedures. Call us today for an appointment.