The most common issue cosmetic dentistry patients complain about is the coloration of their teeth. In our society, a bright white smile is valued and can subconsciously create the sense that you are kind or trustworthy. Regardless of how we are perceived, it’s how we feel that matters. Having discolored teeth can sometimes make people feel uncomfortable with their smile.
There are numerous reasons why one might find their teeth becoming discolored. Food and drinks such as coffee, tea, and dark vegetables can be to blame. Tobacco, genetics, certain antibiotics, and even age can also affect the coloration of our teeth.
Doing in-house teeth whitening can get your teeth up to 10 shades lighter in an hour. While at-home whitening procedures are relatively cheap and very common, the results you can achieve are less pronounced and take much longer to appear. The best situation is to receive an in-office whitening treatment and follow it up routinely with at-home options to maintain the pearly white you receive at the dentist.
When you turn to a dentist for teeth whitening, you get a procedure that is quick, pain-free, and safe. The dentist is able to protect your gums from irritation and thanks to advancements in recent years, the bleaching gel has been sufficiently developed to avoid mild, temporary sensitivity in most people.
Michael Vito, DDS has been performing teeth whitening services for years, transforming hundreds of smiles. If you’d like to learn more about teeth whitening or want to set up an appointment to come see Dr. Vito, give us a call at (407) 905-9888.