Almost everyone wants to have an outstanding smile. This is one of the leading reasons why people regularly visit the dentist and practice proper oral hygiene.
Having a brilliantly white smile makes you stand out in a positive way. Your smile is among the most unforgettable facial features you have. Therefore, you should strive to ensure it stays healthy, clean, and brilliantly white.
Having discolored teeth can negatively affect your smile and, in turn, affect your self-esteem. You may not feel confident showing off your teeth if they are discolored. Unfortunately, sometimes, no matter how much you brush and floss your teeth regularly, you cannot get rid of discolored or stained teeth.
The good news is that you do not have to live with stained teeth anymore. Our Salem dentist offers all our patients professional teeth whitening procedures, such as the Zoom! teeth whitening, which is guaranteed to transform your smile in a single dental visit.
Several factors can lead to teeth getting yellow or discolored. Here are some of the factors you should look out for that can lead to the discoloration of teeth:
Certain foods are known to encourage the yellowing of teeth. Foods packed with tannins such as curries and fatty foods have been shown to yellow and discolor teeth.
Drinks rich in tannins such as wine, colas, coffee, and tea cause tooth discoloration; you need to carefully watch what you drink and consume if you want to avoid your teeth getting yellow.
As you get older, your tooth enamel tends to wear out due to constant exposure to the acids found in the food we consume and friction during the chewing process. When your enamel gets depleted or thin, your teeth will look yellow because the layer of dentin found beneath your enamel gets exposed.
The dentin layer is usually yellow in color, and this is what shows up when your enamel has worn off.
The nicotine component in cigarettes leads to the development of yellowish or brownish stains on the surface of your teeth.
Failing to practice good oral hygiene can also lead to the discoloration of teeth. You need to ensure that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily to keep tooth stains at bay.
There are several teeth whitening solutions currently available that can resolve tooth discoloration. Among the options available are the home teeth whitening solutions, which come with instructions you can follow to make your smile brighter.
Although several DIY home teeth whitening options are available, most of our patients still prefer to visit our Salem dentist for our in-house professional teeth whitening sessions.
This is because home teeth whitening options have a few drawbacks, which encourage patients to visit our Salem dentist’s office for professional teeth whitening instead.
In-office teeth whitening solutions are guaranteed to give you a transformative look within a single session. With our Zoom! teeth whitening, your smile will be brilliantly white in an hour. The same cannot be guaranteed when using DIY teeth whitening products because they require repeated applications before any noticeable result is achieved.
Our in-office tooth whitening sessions can be customized to meet all our patients’ unique needs. The shade of white you desire can be achieved to ensure your smile stands out. DIY whitening options are one size fits all solutions, which leave no room for customization.
Undergoing professional teeth whitening lessens the risks for tooth sensitivity or gum irritation, which can be attributed to overexposure to the bleaching solutions. DIY teeth whitening products come with instructions. However, if you are not careful during an application, you may end up injuring your gums or bringing about serious tooth sensitivity.
Our dentist has the necessary expertise to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong even after undergoing a tooth whitening procedure.
If you want to give your smile a brilliant new white shade, then we have you covered. Contact us today at Salem Dental Group.