A brighter, whiter smile is one of the most highly coveted cosmetic enhancements available today. In fact, teeth whitening is increasingly popular throughout the United States because it provides patients with an attractive appearance and a great boost to self-confidence. Dr. Amer is proud to offer some of the best teeth whitening treatments available.
Permanent Tooth Stains
While good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings can keep surface stains at bay, developing permanent stains is practically inevitable with age and other environmental factors. Certain foods and beverages such as beets, berries, wine, and coffee will stain teeth over time. Permanent tooth stains may be intrinsic or extrinsic in nature. Intrinsic discoloration may be the cause of excessive exposure to fluoride in childhood or damage to the internal structures of teeth. Tobacco use and dark colored food and drinks, on the other hand, cause extrinsic stains. Over time, teeth dull in their luster as well. To remedy this, patients may turn to over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and strips. Unfortunately, these products can only whiten teeth a shade or two lighter, mostly by removing surface stains. These products may also strip away tooth enamel with harsh abrasives and can lead to tooth sensitivity.
Effective Teeth Whitening from Your Family Dentist
Instead of turning to products bought in grocery stores and pharmacies, Dr. Amer encourages patients to receive professional whitening treatments from our practice. Using prescription-strength ingredients, professional teeth whitening can lighten your smile about eight or more shades. This can be achieved under the guidance of our caring and experienced dentist with reliable and effective results. Dr. Amer will also take precautionary measures to protect your teeth and gums during treatment. Our team members will also help you maintain your smile with tips to prevent future staining.
To learn more about our teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental services, contact our practice to reserve a consultation.