Improve Your Smile With At-Home Whitening

When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you notice that your pearly whites are not as bright as they used to be? This may be due to factors such as aging, consuming beverages like coffee or tea, your diet, and more. Thankfully, there is a way to remove this kind of staining. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer an at-home brightening treatment to help remove extrinsic discoloration.

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What Causes Staining

Some of the most popular beverages that people drink – coffee, tea, and soda – can cause your pearly whites to become a yellow shade. This is due to the tannins naturally found in darker-colored beverages, as well as the acidity and sugars. Drinking through a straw can reduce the effect of this but will not help you avoid it completely.

Your diet and other habits can cause a change in the color of your smile as well. Consuming a heavy amount of sugar and carbohydrates can lead to discoloration. Smoking cigarettes or using tobacco products can also contribute to this problem. This is due to the chemicals found in them. Other people may be naturally susceptible to more yellowed teeth than others due to their genetics, age, and health conditions.

How Is Professional Whitening Better

There are many options when it comes to bleaching your teeth. Brands offer whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, and even strips. While these may be safe to use on occasion, overuse can cause more harm than good. The best option for you is to have this done professionally.

In our office, we create personalized whitening kits for our patients to use at home. Instead of using a generic formula, we will take a look at your teeth and determine what will help you achieve the desired effect. Every day for about two weeks, you will apply your gel and trays. In a few weeks, you can enjoy a more vibrant smile. To maintain your results, do not forget to follow your normal oral care routine.

If You Have Intrinsic Discoloration

This form of stain removal will not benefit everyone. If you have yellowing beyond the enamel, other cosmetic options may be suggested. Enhancements such as bonding can use composite resin to camouflage your imperfections.

You can also pair whitening with other treatments. Gum contouring can be used to reshape the gingival tissue if you have a gummy smile. Once this is reshaped and you have completed your whitening process, you can enjoy an even-appearing, bright grin.

Talk To Your Dentist Today

If you’re ready to have a brighter grin, call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at (913) 901-8585. for your personalized teeth whitening kit.