Brighter Smiles Across Richardson
It’s hard to watch TV these days without seeing some sort of teeth whitening product promising a whiter, brighter smile. There are trays, pastes, gels, even bright lights that literally make you glow. It’s safe to say that teeth whitening is probably one of the most sought after cosmetic dentistry treatments at our dental office in Richardson, TX.
Why is it such a hit? Well, why not! In a relatively short amount of time, you can have an enhanced smile that takes years off of your appearance and makes you feel much more confident. Sounds like a winning combination if you’re facing an important or special occasion such as a:
- Job Interview
- Big Date
- Milestone Birthday Celebration
It’s definitely true that more and more men and women of all ages are finding new and improved ways to achieve a perfect, white smile. Luckily, there’s a solution for every budget, lifestyle, and timeframe.
Why Do Teeth Stain?
When we first develop teeth as tiny babies, most of us begin life with strong, white tooth enamel. It’s known to be one of the hardest substances in the human body (even tougher than bone), but tooth enamel is also built to protect your teeth from years of wear and tear, along with attacks from things like acids and bacteria.
When your enamel wears down over time, it loses some of its strength, growing more transparent to the point where the yellowish dentin inside of your teeth starts to show through. Some of the most common causes of staining occur because of:
Your Age — Think about how busy your teeth are every single day. As we get older, it’s only natural for your teeth to start to age too. One of the biggest side effects of aging is having teeth that are discolored and dull. But everyone from teenagers to baby boomers can benefit from teeth whitening. The results may vary, but we can assure you there’s a teeth whitening solution for every smile.
Your Diet — We understand that some of the best foods and beverages in life aren’t necessarily smile-friendly. Your teeth can start to change color if they’re regularly exposed to acids from citrus fruits and vinegar, red wine, coffee, tea, and sugary sports drinks and sodas.
Your Habits — Using any type of product containing nicotine can increase your chances for stained teeth. Nicotine can leave behind small brown deposits that soak deep into your teeth, causing severe discoloration.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to give your smile a mini makeover that can do wonders for your self-confidence. If you’re considering whitening, either in office or at home, please don’t hesitate to speak with Dr. Bodie about your options.