Start the New Year with a Whiter smile
- Posted on: Jan 15 2018
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Launch into the New Year with a brighter and whiter smile! If your New Years resolutions include getting a job promotion or meeting new people, teeth whitening can help you tremendously. It’s true. Studies demonstrate that individuals with whiter smiles are seen as more friendly, successful, and more likely to get a job offer. Here’s how you can whiten your teeth this New Year.
The cause of tooth discoloration
Tooth discoloration can be the result of excessive fluoride use, trauma to the teeth, metal filling that are visible through the teeth, aging, tobacco use, or beverages and foods that easily stain the teeth.
In office whitening treatments
In office, whitening can make your teeth five to seven shades whiter. Dentists may use various methods to help you achieve a brighter and whiter smile. At Dr. Covell’s office, we offer professionally applied teeth whitening products that possess high levels of the whitening agent hydrogen peroxide to help you achieve whiter teeth. During your whitening treatment, a bleaching agent is gently applied to your teeth after which a laser or light treatment is administered. Dr. Covell may also create a custom mouthpiece for at home whitening treatments as well.
Depending on the number of stains on your teeth, you may require one or several in-office whitening treatments to achieve your desired look. During your teeth whitening consultation, the dentist will assess if you have any dental issues, like cavities that might be exacerbated by whitening treatments.
In office and at home teeth whitening treatments are wonderfully effective, but not permanent. To help maintain your brightest smile after your whitening treatment, practice daily dental care including brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Also, regular dental exams and cleanings throughout the year will help ward off stains and help keep your smile polished. You can help prolong your whitening treatment by avoiding foods and beverages that stain the teeth like coffee and red wine.
Arrange a consultation
To learn more about how teeth whitening can improve your smile, contact Dr. Covell to arrange a consultation. You can reach us at 713.943.9832 at our office in Pasadena, Texas. We look forward to helping you achieve a more brilliant and confident smile this New Year.
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