Over time, it’s normal for your teeth to begin changing color. Whether it’s due to a lifetime of drinking black coffee and tea, smoking cigarettes, or just plain neglect, many adults worry about the color of their teeth.
Luckily, teeth whitening is an affordable and non-invasive procedure which is available at our office in Greenville, SC. A few visits for teeth whitening procedures can dramatically increase the brightness of your teeth and leave you feeling happy and confident in your radiant smile.
When Do Patients Turn to Teeth Whitening?
Most patients come to our office for teeth whitening procedures when they are unhappy with the color of their teeth and feel self-conscious about their smile.
Some contributing factors which may have caused a patient’s teeth to begin changing color are:
- Worn-out teeth. Over time, the outer layer of your teeth can wear and become discolored.
- Staining due to medications. Some medicines, including tetracycline, can cause patients’ teeth to yellow and become discolored from extended use.
- Discoloration. Teeth may become discolored as a result of smoking, poor oral care, or consuming foods such as black coffee, tea, or tannin-rich foods such as red and white wine.
If you’re not satisfied with the brightness of your smile, for whatever reason, consider having your teeth whitened safely and effectively by the experts at Carolina Oaks Dental Care, your trusted dentist in Greenville, SC.
Why Should Your Dentist Whiten Your Teeth?
At-home teeth whitening kits are commonly sold at drugstores and promise an easy, inexpensive treatment method for discolored teeth. However, most of these over-the-counter solutions are either too strong and can cause harm to your teeth and gums, or they are too weak and are ineffective. It is essential to trust your dentist when it comes to your oral care- even with whitening your teeth.
Your Greenville, SC dental experts at Carolina Oaks Dental Care can prevent you from bleaching or burning your gums, which is a common result of a faulty whitening kit. Additionally, an experienced professional can make sure that any fillings, crowns, or veneers on your teeth are a match to your new, bright smile, and can prevent splotchy-looking teeth.