What Can I Do to Make My Smile White Again? The facts about tooth whitening treatments.
When you smile, you may notice that your teeth are growing darker, more yellow and dull. Now, instead of smiling when you meet people, you’ve become self-conscious about your teeth. It’s time to see what can be done to bring back your dazzling white smile. It’s time to see Dr. Scott Terry, your family dentist in North Vernon, Indiana, and talk about tooth whitening treatments.
Teeth can grow darker for many reasons, but the main cause is aging. As the years go by, tooth enamel gets thinner. At the same time, the layer underneath the enamel, called the dentin, darkens. The more transparent enamel allows you and other people to see the darkened dentin underneath, making your entire tooth look dark and dull.
If you aren’t happy with your smile because of darkened teeth, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 90% of patients have requested tooth whitening.
Many of these same patients have tried over-the-counter treatments including whitening strips, toothpastes or rinses, only to find that the results were minimal and didn’t last very long.
Dr. Terry can talk with you about a much more effective, more permanent treatment to help give you back your white, bright smile. He offers different options for tooth whitening treatments, custom-made to fit your needs. Among the treatments he will discuss are:
Home whitening treatments which are a set of trays, custom-made to fit your teeth, combined with a whitening solution. You place the whitening solution inside the trays and wear the trays for a short period of time. The entire process usually takes two to four weeks.
In-office bleaching which requires bleaching gel to be placed on the teeth, and enhanced using a special laser or light. In office treatments take about an hour.
If you’ve been thinking about how nice it would be to have a bright, white smile, you need to take action. You need to stop by and discuss tooth whitening treatment options with Dr. Scott Terry, your dentist in North Vernon, Indiana. See what he can do for your smile. Do it today!