Discover what makes someone a great candidate for professional teeth whitening.
Your smile is as unique as you are, so shouldn’t it be as brilliant and beautiful as possible? Of course, as we get older there are factors that can affect the color of our teeth. Most stains are caused by the foods and drinks we consume. Fortunately, our Fairfield, CT cosmetic dentists Dr. Joseph Worthington and Dr. Brijesh Chandwani have a simple way to remove those stains and get your smile back on track.
What kinds of stains do you have?
Are your stains caused by the foods and drinks you consume? You may be wondering how you can tell what kind of stains you have but most external stains that are caused by your diet will be yellow. Those with smoker’s stains may have more extreme external stains that are brown. While yellow stains respond best to professional whitening our Fairfield dentists may also be able to tackle stains caused by smoking through a couple of whitening sessions.
Of course, not all stains are right for whitening. No matter how strong our bleaching gels are they will never be able to penetrate the outer layers of the tooth to get to internal stains caused by trauma or certain medications. Of course, there are other ways to hide these stains with cosmetic dentistry so don’t be afraid to ask us about dental veneers or other options.
Do you experience tooth sensitivity?
If you are someone who notices that their teeth are sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks then these symptoms may be temporarily intensified during and after your whitening treatment. While this usually goes away after a couple of days and is rarely painful, it can be irritating for those who already experience this issue regularly. Before your professional teeth whitening talk to our general dentist about your sensitivity and how to combat the issue prior to your treatment.
What is your diet like?
While what you do with your smile after whitening treatment is completely up to you we should warn you that if you want to keep your whiter results for a long time then there are a few things you’ll want to do. One simple solution is to stay away from foods and drinks that could restain your teeth. A great rule to follow is if the food would stain a white shirt then chances are good it will also stain your smile. Avoid these foods whenever possible and your smile will stay vibrant for up to a year or more.
What is your oral care routine?
Of course, how effectively and regularly you brush and floss will also dictate how long your results last. If you aren’t one to floss regularly or brush as well as you should, then don’t expect your results to last you as long.
If you are ready to take the plunge and get professional teeth whitening then it’s time you called Worthington Advanced Dentistry in Fairfield, CT to learn more. We would be happy to determine whether your smile is right for treatment.