Making the Decision to Whiten Your Teeth

June 21, 2019

The better you care for your smile, the more likely you are to notice if something like stains or discoloration develop on your teeth. For instance, as the years pass, exposure to your foods and beverages, habits like smoking or chewing tobacco, and more can cause your teeth to lose their luster and stain. At our Olathe, KS, dental office, Dr. Lucaci and our team can help you regain your smile’s youthful, healthy appearance with custom-designed teeth-whitening treatment. Before recommending it, we’ll first make sure that teeth-whitening is your smile’s best option, starting with a careful and comprehensive examination.

Find Out Why Your Teeth Are Stained

Teeth stains and discoloration can sometimes be deceiving. The enamel that surrounds your teeth is semi-translucent, and while most common stains develop on its outer surface, some can form underneath the surface. Because the enamel is semi-translucent, these internal (or intrinsic) stains are still highly noticeable. If your teeth stains are extrinsic, however, then teeth-whitening can effectively break them up and remove them from your teeth’s surfaces while brightening your teeth and smile’s appearance.

Ask Your Dentist What Options You Have

Typically, professional teeth-whitening can be performed from the comfort of your own home. It includes a set of custom trays that fit comfortably over your teeth and a supply of safe but potent bleaching gel. This gives you the option of brightening your smile on your own time, making it much less of a hassle to fit into your schedule. If your teeth stains can’t be addressed with whitening, then we’ll recommend a more appropriate cosmetic solution, such as porcelain veneers, to ensure the success of your cosmetic smile enhancement.

Enjoy Your Brighter Smile

Once your teeth-whitening or other cosmetic treatment is complete, you can once again enjoy the confidence of a bright, healthy, and beautiful smile. Because some teeth stains occur naturally, you may require teeth-whitening again at some point in the future. To simplify future touchups, you can keep your custom-designed aligners after your initial treatment is complete. When necessary, you can purchase more bleaching agent from us and address any stains as soon as they become noticeable.

Learn More About Whitening Your Teeth

Knowing that your teeth could be brighter is one thing, but before deciding to whiten them, speak with your dentist to make sure it’s the right decision first. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Gardner, Spring Hill, and all surrounding communities.