As time passes, you may notice your teeth becoming dull, stained, or yellow. There are many reasons why your teeth may not be as white as they used to be, including insufficient oral hygiene practices or factors outside of your control, like aging. Whatever the reason, Dr. Ryan Zhao and the team at Harmony Smile Dental can help you with cosmetic dental solutions like professional teeth whitening.
Serving patients in the Sunnyvale, California, area, Dr. Zhao would like to provide you with some information about professional teeth whitening, including how you can get the most from this popular treatment.
Whether you choose an in-office treatment or a take-home solution, you can count on a professional teeth whitening treatment to provide you with results that are noticeable and long-lasting.
When you visit for an in-office treatment, within an hour, you will walk away with teeth that are shades whiter than when you walked through our office door. Take-home treatments use custom-fitted whitening trays and take longer to see results, but the results will be just as good.
Once you get the results you have been seeking, you will want to make sure they last. Here are some ways to do that.
One of the leading causes of tooth discoloration is staining from foods and drinks. Foods and drinks that are dark in color can stain your teeth over time. A good example is the tannins found in wine, which can leave dark discoloration on the tooth’s surface. Avoiding these foods and drinks will help keep your teeth whiter longer.
Another leading cause of tooth discoloration is poor oral hygiene. When your teeth are whitened, you will want them to stay this way for as long as possible. One easy step you can take is to make sure you are practicing proper oral hygiene at home. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. Keeping plaque and tartar away will help keep your teeth healthy and white.