Living in a competitive society that places a great deal of value on an attractive smile, teeth whitening makes perfect sense. The teeth, being porous, absorb various substances that can cause discoloration to occur. Even attempting to avoid foods such as coffee, tea, and red wine cannot guarantee that you will keep your pearly whites looking their best, as the natural aging process also involves the dulling of tooth enamel.
You could try to combat stains by eating foods high in cellulose, like carrots, celery, and apples. These foods, with their skins, are slightly abrasive, cleaning surface stains naturally. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce cover the teeth with mineral compounds, creating a barrier that makes staining less likely. The problem with using this as a primary method to keep teeth their whitest is obvious – these foods would have to be consumed in high amounts on a daily basis to be effective. A better option for lifting the smile is to take advantage of new technology in teeth whitening available in our Redlands dental practice.
When you rejuvenate the smile, you revive your entire face, sometimes turning back the hands of time several years – all with a non-invasive form of cosmetic enhancement. Teeth whitening methods range from store-bought whitening strips to the Zoom! chair-side whitening we provide. The difference between these two methods are night and day, due to the fact that the whitening agents we have access to contain three times more power than what is available commercially – hence, better, faster results.
Not everyone needs same-day whitening. If you prefer a more economical approach to your best smile, we can create custom-fitted whitening trays that you wear at home, every night for a few weeks. This method, though not as fast acting as Zoom!, remains a more effective option than commercial strips or whitening pastes.
When you find that you need a youthful boost, you could visit your local cosmetic surgeon, or you can skip the invasive surgical procedures and treat yourself to a brighter smile. Contact us to learn your best option for removing stubborn stains.