Something that everybody knows but hardly ever mentions is that a bright white smile has a lot of power. When someone flashes a pristine-looking set of teeth, they instantly capture everyone’s attention. If you’ve noticed that your teeth are looking stained and yellow lately, they probably aren’t projecting exactly who you are to the world. What caused this? You brush and floss your teeth consistently, but nothing seems to be improving the color. Why aren’t your teeth white anymore? Dr. Ransey Boyd and Dr. Kirstin Walther can answer these questions and offer you the solution you’ve been looking for with KoR or Zoom! products. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Everyday factors like coffee, wine, tobacco, age, and even genetics can affect the color of your teeth. Darkly colored foods and drinks have pigments that seep into the pores of your enamel and stain it. Also, over time, enamel naturally begins to thin, and this reveals the yellow dentin that lies underneath. Enamel is translucent, so even a small amount of wear can noticeably change its appearance.
Unfortunately, most whitening toothpaste does very little to eliminate these stains and some of them are actually quite abrasive and can make the problem worse. You might be tempted to try other over-the-counter whitening methods, but these are made to fit everyone, and the bleaching agent usually gets mixed with saliva, rendering it completely useless. To get guaranteed results, you need a whitening solution tailor-made just for you that has the same kind of products that you would find in a dentist’s office.
Individuals who are considered good candidates for teeth whitening should have no serious oral health issues (i.e., cavities, tooth decay, gum disease). The reason is that these problems, if left untreated, can put your smile at risk for more serious issues. Anytime there is a concern regarding the state of your smile, it is best to seek restorative care before moving forward with any kind of cosmetic treatment.
However, if your teeth appear healthy but stains and discoloration are keeping you from feeling good about your appearance, you’ll likely be able to pursue at-home teeth whitening treatment with KoR or Zoom!
Professional teeth whitening will produce longer-lasting results than any of the drug-store brand varieties. This is because those used by dentists near you contain higher-grade bleaching gel that penetrates the tooth enamel and eliminates intrinsic and extrinsic stains.
The custom-made whitening method you are looking for can be found at Boyd & Walther Dental Associates. The team at Boyd & Walther Dental Associates offers KoR and Zoom! take-home whitening kits that can eliminate the stains that are holding your smile back. To get one, just come into our dental office and a cosmetic dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a series of mouth trays. These trays are an essential part of the process as they will hold the whitening gel in place, evenly distribute it across your teeth, and protect it from your saliva. Also, because they are made just for you, they’ll be extremely comfortable, and you’ll be eager to wear them every night.
The whitening gel we’ll provide you is also special because it is much stronger than anything you’ll find on store shelves. You simply need to use the kit for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks to get full results, but we bet that you’ll notice a difference after just one treatment. The result will be a dramatically whiter smile that will tell the world exactly who you are every time you show it off.
After you have completed the whitening treatment, be sure to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine at home and get regular checkups with Boyd & Walther Dental Associates. With the proper care, your new smile should last for months. Moderate your consumption of drinks like coffee and soda as well as any darkly colored foods. If you notice your smile starting to fade again, just come back to our dental office and we’ll provide you with another kit.