Have you thought about it? Standing in the toothpaste aisle, it’s tempting to pick up a box with a teeth whitening product in hopes that this will get rid of the stains on your teeth.
You’ve probably already tried a whitening toothpaste (most of them claim they are nowadays), so you know that’s not getting the job done as well as you would like. Maybe it’s time to turn to dental professionals, like our team at Galleria of Smiles.
We offer two ways to whiten your teeth at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK. Professional teeth whitening does a better job than any of the products you will find in the toothpaste aisle. Meanwhile, dental veneers can fix the same issues as teeth whitening can and a few things that whitening can’t.
To find out which is the best option for you, call our office at 918-245-5976 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.
Why Your Teeth Aren’t White Anymore
The simple explanation is that you are getting older.
Now, it’s not just that you are getting older. It’s also that you eat and drink every day.
Whether you are eating doughnuts with coffee, eggs and toast with tea, or some kind of smoothie for breakfast, all of those things are leaving small particles behind on your teeth. We could say the same thing about the food you eat for dinner, the soft drink you sip in the afternoon, or the dinner you eat each night.
And if you use tobacco, well, you are just adding that on top of what you eat and drink.
The more you use your teeth, the more it will show. That’s normal and natural.
These changes occur gradually. That’s why we often don’t notice them until years or even decades have passed.
But once you are aware that your teeth are yellow or discolored, it’s hard not to see it when you look in the mirror. (You may wonder if other people notice it, too.)
That wear and tear can affect your teeth in other ways, too. If your enamel starts to wear down, the layer of dentin under the enamel can become more visible. Since dentin is yellower than your enamel, this can affect the appearance of your smile, too.
No matter the reason or reasons your teeth are discolored, Galleria of Smiles will work with you so you can have a bright, white smile once again.
To get started, call 918-245-5976 for an appointment at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK.
What Professional Whitening Can Do
Teeth whitening products are designed to remove the stains from your teeth. These are the stains that develop from the tiny particles from the foods and drinks that you consume every day.
And professional teeth whitening products are strong enough to remove many of the deepest stains from your smile.
At Galleria of Smiles, we offer both in-office teeth whitening treatment and take-home whitening products for patients who prefer to do things on their own schedule.
You may choose between laser teeth whitening, KöR whitening, and Opalescence for your in-office treatments. Laser whitening combines the power hydrogen peroxide with dental lasers to power through stubborn stains. KöR is made to provide the maximum whitening power at the moment it is placed on your teeth, and Opalescence can improve the color of your teeth in about an hour.
If you prefer our take-home products, we will be happy to provide them along with instructions on how to use them. You should be aware that the take-home whitening does not work as quickly as our in-office treatments. Even so, the final results will be something you will notice.
Before you use any teeth whitening products, the American Dental Association recommends letting a dentist examine your teeth. This is to make sure your teeth are healthy enough for whitening.
Our dentists can examine your smile to let you know if whitening will work for you.
What Dental Veneers Can Do
Dental veneers don’t remove the stains from your teeth. Instead, dental veneers hide them.
Veneers are a kind of shell that can be bonded to the front of your teeth. This can transform your smile so your teeth can look as white as you would like them to be.
While veneers can be used to hide stains, they are also effective at hiding other kinds of discolorations. This includes the effects of worn-down enamel, injuries, illnesses, and some medications.
With dental veneers, you can do more than make your teeth look whiter. You also can close gaps between teeth, give yourself a straighter smile, and restore chipped teeth at the same time.
To figure out whether professional teeth whitening or dental veneers are the right option for you, make an appointment at Galleria of Smiles. The first step is calling 918-245-5976 or contacting us online.