Whether from poor hygiene, the buildup of tartar (calcified plaque), or simply from years of exposure to your foods and beverages, your teeth are bound to eventually stain. Fortunately, teeth stains aren’t usually difficult to resolve; if the stains are just plaque and tartar buildup, then a routine dental cleaning should erase them easily. If your teeth have actually dulled or developed stains, then a professional teeth whitening treatment from your Southlake cosmetic dentists can erase the stains and brighten your smile significantly.
The Science of Teeth Stains
Dark foods and beverages, like wine and some sauces, are notorious for leaving their marks on your teeth, but what you might not realize is that all foods and beverages have the potential to cause stains. Color molecules, known as chromogens, that dictate your food’s color also have a tendency to cling to tooth enamel; the semi-translucent outer layer of your teeth. Over time, chromogens can taint the shine of your tooth enamel and stain the surfaces of your teeth, diminishing your smile’s aesthetic appeal.
A Teeth Whitening Treatment for You
Part of our dedication to providing excellent general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services involves making your treatment as comfortable and as convenient as it is effective. To brighten your smile, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron offer a choice of teeth whitening options that will fit perfectly into your hectic schedule.
If you need to brighten your smile on the go, our in-office teeth whitening procedure can achieve amazing results in just one visit, usually lasting just over an hour. After carefully applying the gel to your teeth and protecting the lips and gums around them, your dentist will stimulate the bleaching agent using an innovative curing light.
After your in-office treatment, or instead of it, if you prefer, we may recommend a customized take-home whitening kit, consisting of custom-made dental trays that fit snugly over your teeth. The trays allow you to apply the gel evenly over every tooth, and you can request more gel in the future to touch up your smile again.
ABOUT YOUR SOUTHLAKE COSMETIC DENTISTS:
As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.