Over the years, various studies have shown that a confident, attractive smile can make you stand out in a crowd and leave a lasting impression on others. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s also the feature they’re most likely to remember when recalling your face. If you’re trying to get ahead in the work world, a healthy smile can go a long way! We’ve put together a guide on how to improve the whiteness of your teeth, giving you a brighter smile that will leave a lasting impression.
Here at Cashmere Family Dentistry, we know how frustrating it can be to feel that your oral health is holding you back from realizing your true potential. If you’ve spent years feeling self-conscious about your smile, our expert team can help! Let’s take a closer look at what causes teeth to yellow and the options we offer to improve your teeth whiteness.
What causes yellow teeth?
There are quite a few reasons you might be dealing with yellow teeth. One reason is that the white layer of enamel on the outside of the teeth thins over time, revealing the more yellow-brown substance, called dentin, underneath. This can cause your teeth to look more yellow than white.
Teeth are also prone to staining. Things like red wine, coffee, tobacco, and even some medications can cause stains to appear, diminishing the whiteness of your smile. This is why at-home oral hygiene is so important!
Can yellow teeth be whitened?
One of the most common concerns we see is that patients’ teeth are too yellow to be whitened. Many people doubt that they’ll see results from whitening products and are hesitant to even give the process a try. The good news is that you can get a brighter, whiter smile even if you’ve had yellow teeth for years!
There are a variety of solutions to help you whiten your smile, both at home and in a dental office. Our team has the expertise necessary to help you get the beautiful smile of your dreams
What whitening options are available?
At Cashmere Family Dentistry, we look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. That’s why we offer two effective whitening services for your convenience.
Our Zoom! Lightspeed in-office whitening system can remove stains and lighten your teeth up to eight shades in just an hour. This innovative whitening technique only requires a single appointment to see the beautiful results you’re looking for. Zoom! Whitening is the ideal solution for those who feel they may not be able to keep the commitment of wearing whitening trays for long periods.
This is the perfect fit for those who want to achieve a whiter smile on their schedule. Our office will provide you with a prescription gel and customized whitening trays. Each day, you’ll put some of the gel into the trays and wear them for the directing amount of time. You’ll typically need to wear them for about an hour per day, but the exact time will vary with each patient. Our at-home whitening treatment typically yields results within two weeks of starting treatment.
Both our in-office and at-home whitening services will provide you with the same level of whitening, they just take slightly different time commitments.
Maintaining a whiter smile
After completing the whitening treatment, it’s essential to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. Since foods and drinks we encounter every day can leave stains, you should always remember to brush twice a day (and after meals when you can!)
Following in-office whitening with our Zoom! Lightspeed treatment, we’ll provide you with custom trays and whitening gel to take home for any touch-ups you may need. Touch up gel is always available for either treatment method if you wish to give your smile a refresher!
Get a brighter smile with Cashmere Family Dentistry
At Cashmere Family Dentistry, we look forward to giving you the beautiful, bright smile you deserve. When you choose to pursue teeth-whitening in a professional dentist’s office, you can trust that the most conservative methods will be used, giving your smile an added layer of care and protection.
When you have a smile that you feel proud to show off, you’re more likely to keep up your oral care and maintain your health, but you’ll also enjoy a boost to your self-confidence!
If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening under the supervision of an experienced dentist, contact our office to request an appointment today. We can’t wait to help you reach your smile goals!