Whitening your teeth is a big trend now days and it seems like more and more dentists are offering it as a service. When you have a bright white smile it can instantly give you more confidence in your appearance. Here are a few things you should know when you whiten your teeth.
What Causes Your Teeth to Turn Yellow
First of all, what is the cause of your teeth loosing their shine? The tooth is made up of 4 different layers and as the enamel (first layer) wears down or is stained by food and drink you will notice a discoloration in your teeth. When you think of the changing of the color of your teeth as more than just teeth staining you will understand the total health of your smile. Since the second layer of your tooth is a yellow color it makes sense that when it wears away your teeth turn a yellow shade.
Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
There are many ways to try and whiten your teeth, some come in the forms of gels, strips, and ultra violet lights. Others may come more naturally with natural remedies like banking soda or eating less of certain foods. Depending on how extreme you would like to whiten your teeth will depend on the method used to perform the task.
Side Affects of Whitening
When whitening your teeth there can be a few side affects such as tooth sensitivity, gum sensitivity and even as extensive as damage to the roots of your teeth. When picking the right solution consult with your dentist to see what the best fit is and how you can avoid any discomforts during the process.
At Blackfoot Family Dentistry we offer a wide variety of options when it comes to tooth whitening. We even have a lifetime whitening program you can be involved in! Dr. Baldwin would love to talk to you about the best options for your smile. Just ask at your next appointment. If you haven’t ever been to our Blackfoot dental office, we invite you to come in and see what we have to offer and how we can keep your families dental needs in check. Give us a call today and we look forward to seeing you soon!