Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that can help brighten your smile and boost confidence. Andrea Beavers, PA-C, offers a teeth whitening kit you can use at home to help you look and feel your very best. To schedule teeth whitening treatment with Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa in Dallas, Texas, call the office or book online today.
Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist help keep your teeth and gums healthy, but may not completely prevent your teeth from losing their natural brightness.
There are many things that cause teeth to change color, including:
What you eat affects the brightness of your teeth. Certain foods and drinks contain pigments that stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, and tomato sauce. The pigments in these foods attach to the white enamel on your teeth, dulling the color.
Tar and nicotine in tobacco products create hard-to-treat stains on your teeth. Tar is naturally dark and causes teeth to turn brown, while nicotine turns teeth yellow when it mixes with oxygen.
Aging affects many parts of your body, including your teeth. Years of eating and toothbrushing gradually wear away the white enamel that covers your teeth. Under the enamel is your tooth’s dentin, which is yellow. With less enamel, the yellow dentin shows through.
Tooth discoloration is a side effect of some medications, including antihistamines, certain blood pressure medications, and antipsychotics.
Injuries to your teeth or mouth may also cause a change in color.
Mrs. Beavers conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in for care to determine if a teeth whitening kit can improve your smile. Though teeth whitening brightens many tooth discolorations, it’s not right for all stains.
Teeth whitening may help brighten your smile if you have yellow tooth discoloration. Teeth that are brown or gray in color may not respond as well to teeth whitening.
Mrs. Beavers explains to you in detail how the teeth whitening kit works at your consultation. The kit contains a special tooth bleaching agent and a tray that fits over your teeth. She also provides instructions on how long you need to leave the bleach on your teeth and the frequency of treatments.
The bleach in the solution breaks the stains on your teeth into smaller pieces, allowing the whiter enamel underneath to shine through.
You may see improvements in the whiteness of your teeth within a few days and continued improvements over the next few weeks.
To schedule teeth whitening treatment with Star Treatment Healthcare Services and Med Spa in Dallas, Texas, call the office or book online today.