Tooth discoloration happens! Some people might not see it as a big deal, but for others, it means a noticeably duller smile that they’re not proud to show off.
Luckily, we live in an age of many teeth whitening options, with the safest and most effective being professional whitening. Let’s take a look at why you might consider teeth whitening to brighten up your smile!
Why Teeth Become Discolored
Most people end up with stained teeth as they go through life. There are a couple of reasons this discoloration happens.
Extrinsic stains are discolorations on the surface of your teeth. These are caused by habits such as tobacco use or consumption of staining foods and beverages like coffee, wine or berries.
These surface stains can be reduced or prevented by brushing daily with a whitening toothpaste—or, of course, by reducing your consumption of teeth-staining products!
Intrinsic stains are stains that occur beneath the enamel. These can be brought on by age-related thinning of the white tooth enamel, long-term medication use or various medical conditions.
Internal staining cannot be prevented or reduced by brushing or changing habits. These discolorations require some form of whitening to address!
The Advantages of Whiter Teeth
Why does it matter if your teeth are discolored? As it happens, white teeth are generally perceived as healthier and more desirable, and this comes with a number of benefits.
Whiter teeth can make you look younger and make your smile stand out. This leads to increased confidence and more willingness to smile. And a bright, youthful, confident smile will create better and lasting first impressions, as you’ll seem happier and more friendly!
White teeth not only look healthier and more youthful, but having your teeth whitened can lead to improved oral health. People who have their teeth whitened are likely to take better care of their teeth to keep them sparkling white!
Are you looking for whiter, brighter teeth? At Almeida & Bell, professional teeth whitening is one of the many cosmetic dental procedures that we provide! Visit our website to learn more about our process and contact us for your appointment!