As we age our teeth may become discolored. They may become yellow for a variety of reasons including, overuse of tobacco and cigarettes, eating certain foods such as blueberries, not brushing your teeth daily, using certain antibiotics, even drinking coffee, tea, sodas, or red wine can cause staining. Certain stains are more evident than others. The inner crevices, or the dentin, of teeth becomes yellower as you age and you begin to lose the outer enamel. As a result, the yellowed dentin shows through the outer enamel giving the appearance of yellow teeth.
Many over the counter whitening strips, gels and other products have been proven to cause teeth sensitivity. Even using a toothpaste with whitening has been known to make a person’s teeth sensitive to hot liquids, hot foods, cold liquids or frozen foods such as ice-cream. Sometimes just using these products with less frequency can help your symptoms but if you do not feel any relief from using less often and you are looking for a brighter, more natural result, then going to a dentist is the safest option. A dentist can provide professional products that have been tested and proven to work!
We offer professional teeth whitening that can decrease staining significantly and safely. If you do not live in the Philadelphia area, I encourage you to ask your dentist if he/she provides a treatment that can safely whiten your teeth without harming the enamel. Just give our office a call and we will suggest the best treatment for you.
The great news is a teeth whitening is done very quickly and the results are instant!!!