Brighter Whites: Choosing the Best Way to Whiten Your Teeth

We get so many questions at Southcenter Dental about various teeth whitening procedures that we thought we'd take a couple weeks and explain the differences and answer some common questions.

I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.
– Rodney Dangerfield

That's certainly one way to deal with the unpleasant realization that your teeth are yellowing. But there are much better ways to solve the problem – and at Southcenter Dental, we'd hate to doom you to a lifetime of dressing in brown!

If you're concerned about the color of your teeth, you are not alone: Americans spend between one and two billion dollars annually on whitening products and services. Many people find tooth whitening to be a simple, painless way of improving their appearance and self-confidence.

Why Your Smile Loses Vibrancy

Reasons for the dismaying loss of tooth luster are myriad. Coffee, tea, red wine, cola, and certain fruits can discolor your teeth. Smoking, in addition to creating serious health problems, can cause your teeth to stain. Some medications can stain your teeth. Life itself wears away the whiteness of your teeth: as you age, the enamel on your teeth simply wears down, allowing the darker tissue at the center of your teeth to show through.

Your First Step Toward a Brilliant Smile

There are a few ways you can go about creating a brighter, whiter smile. Give us a call at Southcenter Dental to talk about which method is best for you.

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