Your wedding is coming up, and you want your smile to be its brightest. Or maybe you have an important speaking engagement. Whatever the reason, tooth bleaching isn’t just for movie stars, and it isn’t just for one day. Many people have had their teeth bleached, and probably millions more are thinking about it. The desire for a brighter smile with whiter teeth is very strong, and tooth bleaching safely lightens the color of the teeth, lasting for up to five years. The most effective and safest method of tooth bleaching is dentist-supervised.
The first set of teeth is usually whiter than the adult set that follows. As you age, adult teeth generally become darker because of changes that occur in the mineral structure of your teeth.
Certain antibiotics cause a reduction in the enamel’s brilliance and can stain teeth.
Bacterial pigments, vegetables and food goods that contain xanthonoids or carotenoids as well as tobacco, tea, coffee and red wine discolor teeth.
Chlohexidine is a chemical bactericidal and bacteriostatic that also stains teeth. It is used in toothpastes and mouthwashes as an antiseptic. Its purpose is to treat halitosis (chronic bad breath) and gingivitis.
The American Dental Association recommends that you have a dentist check your teeth prior to having any kind of teeth whitening technique performed. Dr. Causey will be happy to examine you to determine if teeth whitening is a good option for you. He will observe the placement and conditions of any restorations, as well examine your hard and soft tissues. He may choose to have an X-ray done to help in his determination as to the nature and depth of any possible irregularities.
Teeth Whitening Increases Self-Confidence
Teeth Whitening at Dr. Causey’s facility does more than just brighten your smile. If your teeth are discolored because of smoking or eating and drinking products that cause teeth to become stained, a brighter smile by way of a teeth whitening procedure at Dr. Causey’s office will most likely increase your self-confidence.
Your Teeth Whitening Consultation at Dr. Causey’s Office
Once you determine that teeth whitening may be right for you, contact Dr. Causey’s office and make an appointment. Before arriving, make a list of questions that you want to ask him about the teeth whitening procedure at his office. Bring information about your medical history, allergies and a list of your medications to your initial consultation.