How Do I Make My Dull Smile Brighter?

December 14, 2017

A dull, yellowing smile can be distracting when you look at yourself in the mirror. It can make you feel less confident in pictures, in your conversations with other people, or self-conscious when you are talking or laughing. Your smile can provide a confidence boost rather than make you feel insecure. One of the fastest updates you can make to your appearance is to brighten the color of your teeth. If you have set-in stains from habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, whitening your teeth can help to 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. Your dentist can help you in situations where a whtening treatment is not enough. 

Professional Kit To Take Home

Your dentist can customize a mouth tray for you to use during your whitening treatment. A customized tray allows for the professional-grade whitening gel to better penetrate the unique curves of your teeth.  The take-home kit will include the custom-designed set of trays for both your upper and lower teeth, specific instructions, and professional whitening gel. You will use the trays and gel in the comfort of your own home. After 10-14 days of daily use, your teeth can be several shades lighter. Whitening treatments are the best options for extrinsic stains on your teeth.

Other Discoloration

What if you have stains that come from within the tooth? Trauma to the tooth, internal bleeding, medications, genetics, age, or certain diseases can cause your teeth to be discolored intrinsically. In these situations, a whitening treatment will not work. A whitening treatment only removes stains from the outer layer, enamel, of your teeth. For intrinsic stains, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic options such as bonding or porcelain veneers to cover the intrinsic stains.

Do You Want To Brighten a Dull Smile?

Your dentist can recommend the best ways to get your smile brighter. 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.