How Do I Brighten My Smile?

October 26, 2017

A dull, yellow smile can be distracting when you look in the mirror. It may make you feel less confident in pictures, conversations with other people, or even feel self-conscious about laughing. Your smile should make you feel confident. One of the fastest and easiest changes you can make to the appearance of your smile is to the color of your teeth. If you have stains set in from lifestyle habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, whitening your teeth can remove the stains. Even if your teeth are just dull from age or from years without a good cleaning, a whitening treatment can make a big difference.

Take-Home Treatment

Your dentist can create a customize mouth tray for you to use. A customized tray allows for the whitening gel to better penetrate every unique curve you may have in your smile. Your dentist will provide you with a kit for your use inside of the comfort of your own home. The kit will include the custom-designed set of trays for both your upper and lower teeth, and a professional whitening gel. You will apply the trays with the gel to your teeth a couple of times a day. Your dentist will include very specific instructions for your use. After 10-14 days, the treatment can have erased years of stains and can brighten and whiten your teeth several shades. This treatment can make you feel confident about the appearance of your smile again.

Deeper Stains

What if you have stains that are not on the outside of your teeth? Some discoloration comes from within the tooth. Trauma, medications, or certain diseases can cause your teeth to be discolored. In these situations, a whitening treatment will not make an impact because a whitening treatment only removes stains from the outer layer, the enamel, of your teeth. In these scenarios, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic options such as bonding or porcelain veneers to cover the intrinsic stains.

Are You Ready to Brighten Your Smile?

Your dentist can help you brighten your smile. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.