With all the big summer events ahead of you such as weddings, vacations, and graduations, you want to look your best! You might shop for a new outfit, but have you ever considered whitening your teeth? You might be surprised at what a huge impact a whiter smile can make on your appearance, and your dentist in Marietta can deliver a brighter smile just in time for summer.
Why Do My Teeth Discolor?
There are many factors that can cause discoloration or staining of your teeth. The truth is that it happens to everyone, and it’s completely natural. However, there are certain things that accelerate discoloration such as:
- Age and genetics
- Certain foods such as blueberries, blackberries, soy sauce, curry, and marinara sauce
- Certain medications
- Beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine
- Lifestyle choices such as smoking and tobacco use
You don’t have to completely eliminate these foods and beverages from your diet, but by being aware of their effects, you can rinse with water or brush your teeth soon after consumption. Regularly using a whitening toothpaste can also help combat the effects of discoloration.
We’ll start with a protective barrier placed around your gums and soft tissues, and then we’ll apply the high strength whitening gel, which is activated with a special light. We finish with a fluoride treatment designed to eliminate any sensitivity you might experience.
ZOOM! is an efficient choice for busy patients seeking fast results. It can last for many months with excellent home care and regular dental cleanings.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
For take-home whitening, we’ll create custom trays based on impressions we take of your teeth. The trays are designed to be snug fitting to protect your soft tissues from injury. We’ll show you how to safely apply the gel, and you can whiten at home for about two weeks initially. After that, your trays can be used to update your smile anytime you like.
Contact Laser, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Are you ready to brighten your smile for summer? Contact our office today to learn more about your options for teeth whitening in Marietta.