You might try to maintain a pearly-white smile by avoiding teeth-staining substances like coffee and tea and brushing and flossing diligently, but you can give your smile a boost with a professional whitening treatment. DFW Crown Dental offers this procedure to create bright, white smiles in Dallas, TX.
There are several reasons why teeth can appear more yellow over time. Diet and personal habits (like smoking) are major culprits, but teeth also naturally lose their brightness as you get older. The white outer layer, the enamel, can gradually wear away to reveal more of the yellow dentin layer underneath. This process can be faster for some people than others, which is why some people are able to retain whiter smiles more easily.
Whitening treatments utilize an active ingredient called hydrogen peroxide. Over-the-counter products such as gels, toothpaste, and mouth rinses contain a much lower concentration of this ingredient than a professional treatment that is available at your dentist office, which is why they are not able to produce the same dramatic results. In a professional treatment, the hydrogen peroxide penetrates the enamel layer to break up stains below the surface. This makes them less visible and causes the teeth to appear whiter.
The teeth whitening procedure at DFW Crown Dental is a quick and simple one. You can expect to be at our office for less than an hour. First, a special gel will be applied to your gums to keep them from getting irritated by the whitening solution. This solution will then be applied to the teeth and activated using a special whitening light. This process will be repeated two or three times to complete the procedure. By the end of the treatment, you will be able to enjoy a smile that is several shades whiter than before. We will provide you with an at-home whitening kit to help you maintain your results once you leave our office.
To give your smile a polish, come to DFW Crown Dental for a professional whitening treatment in Dallas.