A beautiful smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Your smile says a lot about you and makes you feel good about yourself and the way you look. But if your teeth are stained or look dark and dull, you may feel like hiding your smile. You don’t have to live with teeth that are not perfectly white and bright. Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental treatment that can easily brighten your teeth and change the appearance of your smile.
Sometimes your teeth develop stains that cannot be removed by brushing. Dr. Williamson wants you to have the smile of your dreams, so he uses the Opalescense take-home teeth whitening kit that works much better than the ones you buy at the store. The kit lets you whiten your teeth at your convenience in the privacy of your home.
Why Do My Teeth Look Yellow and Discolored?
There are many reasons why teeth become dull and discolored. As you get older, your tooth enamel becomes more porous and attracts stains much more easily than when you were young. As the enamel becomes thinner with age, the yellowish layer of dentin underneath becomes more noticeable, making your teeth look slightly yellow.
Other things that can cause your teeth to become stained are:
- Food and Drinks: Consuming a lot of coffee, dark tea, colas, red wine, and some fruits like dark berries can cause stains.
- Tobacco Use: Cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco can severely discolor your teeth.
- Poor Dental Hygiene: When you don’t brush and floss properly, food particles stay on your teeth, causing them to look stained and dark.
How Does the Opalescence Take-Home Whitening Kit Work?
The Opalescense teeth whitening kit is a great way to easily and affordably bring back your beautiful white smile. Dr. Williamson takes digital impressions of your teeth so he can make a flexible plastic tray that fits perfectly over your teeth.
The kit also includes a whitening gel that you place inside the tray. When the tray is positioned on your teeth, the whitener goes to work to gently lift away stains and whiten your teeth. Our dental hygienist will give you detailed and customized instructions for using the kit, but you usually wear the tray for 15 minutes or longer, depending on the amount of whitening needed.
Teeth whitening makes you look great and feel good about yourself, and the Opalescense teeth whitening kit is a convenient and easy way to bring back your beautiful smile. Please contact our office, and we will be happy to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you so that we can get you started on your way to having the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.