How Do You Help Brighten My Smile?

November 16, 2017

A dull, yellow smile can be discouraging when you look at yourself in the mirror. It may make you feel less confident or even self-conscious when laughing or smile. Your smile should help build your confidence. One of the least invasive ways that you can change in the appearance of your smile is to brighten the color of your teeth. If you have stains that come from lifestyle habits like drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes, whitening your teeth can remove the stains. A whitening treatment can make a big impact on the appearance of your smile. If the discoloration is from within the tooth, your dentist can help determine the best way to get you that brighter smile you hope for. 

Take-Home Whitening

Your dentist can customize a mouth tray just for your smile. A customized tray allows for the whitening gel to better penetrate the unique curves and shapes of your smile. With a take-home whitening treatment, you will get a kit that includes the customized set of mouth trays for both your upper and lower teeth, and professional whitening gel. Your dentist will include specific instructions for your use of the kit. After 10-14 days, the treatment can erase years of stains. Your teeth may get several shades lighter leaving you with a more confidence-boosting smile.

Options for Internal Discoloration

Some discoloration is internal to the tooth. Trauma to the tooth, certain medications, or certain diseases or health problems can cause your teeth to be discolored. A whitening treatment can only removes stains from the outer layer of your teeth. Discoloration beneath the enamel or the outer layer cannot be removed through whitening treatments. In these scenarios, your dentist may recommend other cosmetic options to cover the intrinsic stains. Cosmetic bonding can be a good option for one or a few teeth with stains, while veneers can cover your entire smile.

Are You Ready To Get a Brighter Smile?

Ask your dentist about the best options to get you a brighter, whiter 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.