Teeth Whitening for the Bridgeton Area
Here at Carrollwood Dental Group, we offer various cosmetic dentistry procedures to get you a healthy smile, such as teeth whitening. Commercially available “whitening” toothpaste can be an effective treatment; however, these products are somewhat abrasive and may wear away at your teeth’s enamel over time. The most effective solution is professional teeth whitening. When it is done properly, professional teeth whitening can leave your teeth looking pearly white for as long as five years.
More Than Just Cosmetics
The darker tissue of your teeth—the dentin—can become exposed as the outer layer is worn away by aging and things such as tobacco and caffeine use. You are more at risk for discolored teeth if you consume certain kinds of foods or drinks. Coffee, tea, berries, and soy sauce are notorious for causing stains on your teeth. As you age, your teeth naturally become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. Other types of tooth stains are caused by traumatic injuries, medications, and fluorosis. These stains actually begin inside the tooth itself. The good news is that this staining is reversible, and you can get your pearly white smile back.
Get Your Confidence Back With Our Whitening System
Having discolored or stained teeth can seriously knock your self-confidence. Studies have shown that having pearly white teeth can make a big difference in your interpersonal relations. When you have a perfect white smile, you are much more likely to do well in your work and relationships. With whiter teeth to flash, people are more likely to see you as more attractive, confident, and more trustworthy. People will even get the impression that you are more financially successful.
Get your confidence back with our professional teeth whitening service. Not only will we help restore the shine to your teeth, but we will also help you to maintain it. Our skilled dentists can provide you with all the products and advice you need to keep your teeth looking white for years to come.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
There are various different types of teeth whitening solutions available. You are probably aware of over-the-counter whitening toothpaste. This toothpaste can be effective; however, it can also be damaging to your tooth enamel. Although whitening agents can change the color of your teeth, they have limited effectiveness and only work on certain types of stains. You will find that bleaching agents, for example, are not very good at removing brown or grayish stains. If you have had cosmetic surgery such as crowns, bridges, and tooth-colored fillings, you will find that these bleaching agents do not have much of an effect. Furthermore, over-the-counter teeth whitening kits require you to follow directions closely over a long period of time.
For the reasons above, our professional dentists at Carrollwood Dental Group strongly recommend that you get your teeth whitened at our dental office rather than use at-home teeth whitening products. Although they seem more convenient and cheaper, they may cost you your dental health in the long run. When you’re ready to get your confidence back, give us a call to schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 314-739-3700 at your earliest convenience!