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A Brighter Smile!

posted Feb 21, 2014, 6:49 PM by Dr. Elham Khajavi   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 7:08 PM ]


             A smile.  It is the universal symbol for a greeting, an introduction or just a warm friendly gesture.  Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile?  A smile has the ability to impact the people we meet every day.  

 When patients are asked what they would most like to improve about their smile, often the answer is to have whiter teeth.  Fortunately, there is a simple solution to achieving this goal.  In-office dental whitening!

.            We all would like to keep our bright white baby teeth!  However, that is just not possible.  Unfortunately, as we age, our adult teeth become darker, more yellow and stained. 

There are many causes for this tooth discoloration.  Genetics and possible antibiotic exposure during the early years can play a role in the color of your teeth.  Also, as we get older our enamel gets thinner and the dentin, which is the yellowish brown part of our tooth that is directly under the enamel, starts to show thru.  Another cause of tooth discoloration comes from the foods and drinks we consume.  Coffee, tea, red wine, and even blueberries can cause staining of the enamel.  Lastly, tobacco use is a huge factor is tooth discoloration. 

There is, however, a solution for this dilemma.  Patients can have their teeth professionally whitened in the dental office.  Whitening procedures done by professionals is the preferred whitening method because stronger agents can be applied to the teeth while the gums are isolated and protected from these materials.  Also there is a buffer in the whitening gel used in dental offices that protects the enamel.  Your teeth can be transformed in a single office visit!  Prior to professional dental whitening, the American Dental Association recommends having a thorough cleaning to ensure the smoothest possible surface for the whitening agents to work most efficiently.

 So, if you would like to brighten your smile and give your mouth the whitening make-over it deserves, schedule today for a professional whitening treatment!