If you look around today, you may notice that many people have really white teeth. Perfectly white teeth are no longer just for actresses and models. So, it is not surprising that teeth whitening is currently the most requested cosmetic dental procedure in the United States. White teeth have become the standard at any age and whitening your teeth can go a long way in improving the appearance of your smile and your overall appearance.
If you desire whiter teeth, you may be wondering about the best method of achieving whiter teeth and a brighter smile. The answer is that it depends on the cause and severity of your tooth discoloration. As we age, our teeth can become more dull and yellowed with time. Certain foods and beverages can also cause our teeth to become stained. These types of discoloration tend to be mild and can usually be easily treated. Other reasons for tooth discoloration include smoking and using other tobacco products and taking certain medications as a child. These types of discoloration are more severe and can be more challenging to treat.
Your dentist is the best person to help you determine the most suitable method for achieving whiter teeth. That is why the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends whitening your teeth only under the supervision of a qualified dentist. Many dental practices today offer a variety of tooth whitening solutions including take-home kits and in-office procedures. Your dentist can help you determine a method of tooth whitening that best fits your lifestyle and your budget, and can monitor your oral health to make sure that your teeth and gums are not harmed in the process.
You do not have to continue to be embarrassed of your smile due to stained or yellowed teeth. If you are interested in achieving whiter teeth and a brighter smile, contact a qualified tooth-whitening dentist in your local area.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria