Time changes a lot of things, including how your smile looks. What you eat, drink, smoke--whatever you put in your mouth--can make your teeth dull, yellow and aged. If you'd like to brighten your tooth enamel for a more youthful look, investigate professional teeth whitening at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI. Dr. Marc Page and Dr. Lawrence Page deliver the whitest smiles possible with quality products and state-of-the-art techniques which really work.
Teeth darken and dull because they absorb organic matter, particularly when oral hygiene practices are poorly executed or spotty. Dentists call these kind of stains "extrinsic" because they affect the outer layer of tooth structure, known as tooth enamel. Soy sauce, coffee, tobacco, acidic foods, sports drinks and more change tooth color.
Teeth also acquire stains deeper in tooth structure, in the second layer known as dentin. Oral trauma, problems during fetal development and exposure to certain medications can cause this difficult kind of staining. Unfortunately, only dental crowns or porcelain veneers can camouflage intrinsic stains.
Professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening offered at Page Family Dentistry in Providence, RI, safely erases extrinsic stains. Better than over-the-counter toothpastes, strips, and rinses, in-office whitening effectively and quickly removes organic matter from within the enamel matrix. Your dentist uses a highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel, carefully applied all tooth surfaces, and then rinses the chemical off, leaving teeth white and bright. Most people see a difference of up to eight shades of color in just about one hour.
Plus, when you have your teeth whitened at Page Family Dentistry, you're assured that your teeth are:
- Healthy enough for whitening
- Treated safely
- Protected from the sensitivity retail products often cause
Keeping a white smile
To avoid further staining consider:
- Twice a day brushing
- Once daily flossing
- Limiting foods which are dark or acidic (acid softens enamel, making it more susceptible to stains)
- Drinking plenty of water every day to wash teeth and gums and to increase saliva
- Stopping all tobacco usage
You don't have to settle for a dingy, dull smile. Find out how professional teeth whitening from Page Family Dentistry can rejuvenate your smile and your outlook, too. Come see us for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, won't you? Call (401) 421-9350.