Whiten your teeth in Beverly, MA with dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan
Teeth whitening = sparkling teeth
Human beings have been trying to clean and whiten their teeth for millenia. As early as 3000 B.C. people used twigs with the tip chewed to clean their teeth and remove plaque. A cosmetic dentist can safely and comfortably whiten teeth fast, sometimes up to 10 shades whiter. Teeth whitening is one of the most cost effective ways to improve your smile and more than 100 million people in America whiten their teeth using the various options available.
Why do teeth discolor?
As children, most of us are born with white teeth. Our secondary, or permanent teeth, are usually less white. As we age, our teeth naturally become discolored and darker. The outer covering on the tooth, the enamel, becomes thinner, more porous, and millions of microscopic cracks become filled with materials that stain the tooth.
Teeth can be stained by food and drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine. Smoking and chewing tobacco will also stain teeth quickly. Some health problems and developmental disorders can cause tooth discoloration, and certain people have naturally yellow or gray tinged teeth as a genetic heritage.
Invest in the best with Dr. Ben Polan in Beverly, MA
There are several different teeth whitening systems, including at home kits and in office whitening. Making an appointment for a consultation is the best way to find which system will work the best for you.
Teeth whitening, or bleaching agents actually change the color of your teeth. Unfortunately, they aren’t very effective at removing brown or grayish stains, nor are they the best choice for badly discolored teeth or restorations. In these cases porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate.
A teeth whitening treatment supervised by Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA will protect the surrounding tissues from irritation or damage from the whitening materials more effectively than home whitening treatments. While some commercially available whitening toothpastes can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.
Teeth whitening can make a dramatic improvement in your appearance, and thus your confidence. If you are self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth or simply want to improve your smile for career purposes, feel free to contact us at any time for more information or a consultation.