Over time, the bright white teeth of your youth can take on a more yellowed or gray appearance. The yellowing appearance of teeth can be unsightly and embarrassing, and most over the counter treatments for teeth whitening are not that effective. By comparison, receiving professional teeth whitening from your dentist ensures much better results.
What Causes Teeth to Yellow or Stain?
Teeth experience discoloration for a variety of reasons. Take a look at this list to see if any of these reasons for discoloration might apply to your teeth:
• Tobacco use, including both smoking tobacco and chewing tobacco
• Coffee or tea
• Cola drinks
• Red wine
• Eating apples or potatoes
• Poor dental hygiene, including infrequent or inadequate brushing and flossing
• Diseases requiring radiation or chemotherapy
• Medications, such as tetracycline, certain antihistamines, and antipsychotic drugs
• The natural aging process
• Old-fashioned fillings
• Excessive fluoride levels in water or toothpastes
Who Needs Professional Teeth Whitening?
As you can see, the list of reasons for tooth discoloration is quite extensive. Even if you can avoid some of the causes of tooth discoloration on the list, some of them are unavoidable. At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some level of unsightly tooth discoloration, but that doesn't mean you can't get back a bright, white smile.
Dr. Philip Shindler offers a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening. By improving your smile, you'll increase your self-confidence and improve self-esteem, you'll look and feel better, and your new smile might even help you to advance in your career or improve your personal life.
The whitening industry now sells all sorts of products in your local supermarket that claims to improve the whiteness of your teeth, but the majority of them cannot give you the same results that a dentist can give you. Instead of throwing money away on products that are so-so at best, invest in your future by seeking out the help of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Philip Shindler.
Contact Dr. Shindler's office today to get started with whitening your teeth and improving your smile. Dr. Shindler also offers treatments such as dental implants, dental crowns and bridges and Invisalign.