Why do our teeth get stained?
Anytime we put things in our mouth—food, cigarette smoke, soda, etc.—a pellicle layer begins to gradually form on top of our enamel layer.
Many of the whitening toothpastes that are out on the market today are designed to help break up this layer. Unfortunately, most are not strong enough to make a significant difference that you can see. A dentist, on the other hand, can clean away this film through teeth whitening treatments.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Simply put, yes. Teeth whitening is proven to be safe and effective. Some people have questioned whether teeth whitening may weaken the enamel or damage teeth if done too often. If this is the case, Dr. Meden can prescribe fluoride gels to help further protect their teeth and strengthen weakened enamel.
Dr. Meden also performs a general checkup before starting the teeth whitening procedures to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic treatment. During these checkups, your dentist cleans your teeth, fills any cavities, and makes sure your gums are healthy.
The truth is that your smile is important. Ask anyone who has felt embarrassed by their stained or damaged smile. A smile is one of the first things you notice about other people and it’s something we all love to see. Teeth whitening is a great option for those who want to get a quick makeover for their smile. If you’re dissatisfied with the shade of your smile, contact us today!