What’s Included in Teeth Whitening?
This process involves lifting color and stains from the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Every whitening session will lighten the color of your teeth by a certain margin until it reaches the desired color for your skin tone and appearance.
There are two types of whitening treatments available. You can either go to the dentist’s clinic and get it done professionally or try over-the-counter treatments available at the local pharmacy. Dr. Santana always recommends professional treatment because it is less likely to damage your teeth.
What Causes Discoloration?
Teeth discoloration can be caused by genetics, age, lack of dental hygiene, or lifestyle. People who smoke tobacco or drink wine are more likely to have discolored teeth. Yellow or discolored teeth aren’t always a sign of poor oral hygiene. Even patients that clean their teeth meticulously can experience discoloration. That’s why teeth whitening is the most effective way to brighten your smile.