It’s normal for your teeth to become discolored the older you get. This is mainly due to prolonged exposure to foods and drinks that stain our teeth, this is especially true for adults because coffee is a big culprit when it comes to teeth discoloration, but the same goes for anything with a dark color.
Fun fact, most teeth aren’t naturally pearly white. The outermost layer of your tooth, the enamel, is semi-translucent and the next layer, dentin, ranges from a pale yellow to gray. As enamel erodes away the more dentin is exposed which can give the appearance of tooth discoloration, but is really a lack of enamel. Read on to learn more about the options our cosmetic dentist offers.
Our Teeth Whitening Options
Here at Kilgore Dental Care we offer both in-office and take home options for teeth whitening. In-office whitening takes just one appointment where within an hour most people can see their smile brightened by at least three shades or more.
We understand that people are busier these days which is why take home whitening is a great option for many people. Take home whitening starts with making a custom fit tray for your mouth that will hold the bleaching gel to whiten your teeth. For the best results leave the bleaching gel and the tray in your mouth for a couple hours a day.
To maintain your whiter smile, avoidlike coffee, juices (especially citrus ones), vinaigrettes, high sugar drinks/snacks, and alcohol. Smoking is also known to discolor teeth and increase your risk of getting oral cancer.
Do You Need an Appointment?
If you want to have whiter teeth then give us a call today at (903) 984-1108 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Angelina Moody-Parker and her team will be happy to see you and help you have a smile you can be confident and proud to show off.