There is no denying the power of a bright, confident smile. Unfortunately, the brightness of your smile is almost guaranteed to wane as you get older. As a result, teeth whitening is a very common form of cosmetic dentistry, and here at First Dental Associates, we offer a wide array of professional teeth whitening treatment, so you are sure to find one that suits your needs.
Causes of Teeth Discoloration
As we mentioned above, aging is one of the main reasons your smile will darken a few shades. As you get older, your enamel gets thinner, which causes your teeth to take on a yellowish hue. Add to this the fact that many foods and drinks, even healthy ones, can stain your teeth, and you can understand why teeth whitening is so popular.
Coffee and red wine are probably the most notorious teeth stainers when it comes to food items. Coffee is an especially powerful stainer, since so many people drink it regularly throughout the day. Healthy foods, like beets and blueberries, contain the dark pigmentation that stains teeth, as well.
Tobacco use, in addition to being extremely unhealthy, will darken your smile several shades. Obviously, if you smoke or chew tobacco, the best course of action is to quit, but you could still be left with stained teeth. In that case, the experts here at First Dental Associates can provide you with a teeth whitening solution to get your smile shining brightly again.
The Sapphire teeth whitening system is an in-office treatment that uses a professional-strength bleaching gel, which will be activated by a special light call the Sapphire Plasma Arc Curing Light. This technique jumpstarts the whitening process, giving you almost immediate results.
Lumibrite, from DenMat, is an alternative for patients with more sensitive teeth. This process can also use the Sapphire Plasma Arc Light but is effective even without it.
The Sapphire treatment is also available in custom-fitted take-home bleaching trays. This process takes a little longer to get the best results, but it is convenient and long lasting. DenMat also offers a take-home version of Lumibrite, called LumiSmile White, which is ideal if you have a busy schedule and sensitive teeth.
First Dental Associates also offers Crest Whitestrips Professional Whitening, which is the most cost-effective way to brighten your smile. They give you the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment with the ease of at-home bleaching strips.
With all these options, there is no reason for you to settle for a lackluster smile. First Dental Associates makes teeth whitening convenient and affordable. Call [phon3] today to schedule an appointment, or simply fill out our online form and one of our associates will contact you.