You can avoid most dental health issues by simply keeping up with good hygiene practices and attending regular checkups and cleanings. However, even with consistently good care, your teeth can still develop stains after years of being exposed to colorful foods and beverages. The good news is that teeth stains can usually be erased easily with professional teeth-whitening treatment at your dentist’s office. With a choice of whitening methods that include a quick in-office treatment and a convenient take-home kit, you can rid your smile of the stains that develop despite your preventive efforts.

Will the results last for life?

Teeth-whitening works by chemically breaking up the stains that build up on the surfaces of your teeth and oxidizing your tooth structure to brighten its appearance. The results can last for years with proper hygiene and regular care at your dentist’s office. However, your teeth may stain again over time, eventually requiring a touchup.

How do I know it will work for my teeth stains?

Teeth-whitening is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic dental treatments because it is as effective as it is convenient. Before recommending the procedure, your dentist will first perform a careful examination to ensure that teeth-whitening is the right option. If not, then your dentist will recommend a better option for improving your smile’s appearance.

What if I need another option?

In some cases, such as when teeth are internally discolored, teeth-whitening may not be effective at brightening your smile. If so, then your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers to completely rejuvenate your smile’s appearance. If you have a tooth that is discolored because of an underlying issue, such as tooth decay, then a tooth-colored filling may be required to treat it.

Ask Your Dentist About Cosmetic Teeth-Whitening

Teeth stains don’t have to keep marring your smile. With professional teeth-whitening, you can erase them and enjoy a brighter, more youthful smile once again. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.