Do You Know About Your Teeth Whitening Options?

A bright, beautiful smile allows you to feel confident in any situation. Dental staining can take that confidence away from you. If you have yellowed teeth, you may tend to hide your smile. Fortunately, there are teeth whitening options that can restore that bright, beautiful appearance. Professional teeth whitening through your dentist can deliver impressive results that you don’t get from over-the-counter products. Additionally, dental veneers give you another option for teeth whitening when you  run into stubborn stains.

At-Home Teeth Whitening from Your Dentist Provides Great Results

Over-the-counter whitening products are treatments that you can take home and use on your own schedule. You can still get that same level of convenience from professional whitening treatment. Your dentist can provide you with a take-home whitening kit. The difference between the whitening treatment your dentist provides and the whitening you find at the drugstore is the strength of the bleaching agent. Teeth whitening works by using a bleaching agent to remove pigment from your teeth. The food you eat and drink leaves pigment behind that can become trapped in your enamel. The whitening treatment removes that pigment.

Dental Veneers Provide Multiple Cosmetic Benefits

There are some stains that aren’t due to pigment getting trapped in your teeth. Intrinsic dental stains come from within your tooth, and may be caused by a medical condition or particular medication. Since bleaching these stains won’t work, you need an alternative treatment to whiten them. Dental veneers are thin sheets of dental porcelain that are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth. Dental veneers can be used to give you a straighter, more uniform smile. They can also be used to brighten the appearance of your smile.

Work with Your Dentist to Determine Your Cosmetic Needs

If you’d like to have a brighter smile, or you have some other cosmetic issues you want corrected, you should talk to your dentist. By working with your dentist, you can set up a cosmetic treatment plan that gives you the ideal smile. Discrepancies in the size, shape, or color of your teeth can often be corrected with simple cosmetic treatment. You won’t know just what treatment can do for you until you ask!

Create a Cosmetic Plan with Dr. Amiri

Dr. Amiri and the Melrose Dental Arts team believe in the power of confidence. A bright, beautiful smile can make all the difference. If you’d like to improve the appearance of your smile, make a cosmetic consultation with our team. We’ll create a cosmetic plan to give you an ideal smile. Schedule an initial appointment by contacting Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, Ca at 760-724-9117.