Smiles change over the years. You notice that yours looks dull and yellow, but does it have to stay that way? If you have healthy teeth and gums, you can get professional teeth whitening from Nguyen Dental in Prairieville, LA. Safe, effective and quick, this popular cosmetic service brightens stained tooth enamel by up to eight shades. Find out how the process works and how you can maintain your refreshed look.
How dental stains develop
It's not just a matter of time, but also a matter of what we consume:
- Dark drinks, such as colas, tea, and coffee
- Acidic foods, such as tomatoes and citrus fruits, which soften enamel
- Cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco
Additionally, poor oral hygiene habits, some prescription medications, and the aging process contribute to discolored smiles. Although tooth enamel is hard, it retains organic matter because it's a matrix composed of calcified fibers. In other words, tooth surfaces actually absorb stains.
Unfortunately, simple brushing and flossing cannot remove stubborn stains. That's where professional teeth whitening with Dr. Nguyen comes in.
Why professional whitening?
Professional whitening methods simply are safer than over the counter strips and pastes, says Dear Doctor magazine. Whitening products involve concentrated hydrogen peroxide, and under the supervision of a highly skilled dentist, such as Dr. Nguyen, the process causes little to no dental or gingival sensitivity--not so with do-it-yourself kits.
But, when you visit Nguyen Dental in Prairieville for teeth whitening, you receive a careful examination to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and a precise application of the peroxide gel. Whether you opt for one-hour, in-office treatment or at-home application via customized acrylic trays, you get great whitening results (up to eight shades) so your smile looks and feels its very best.
Keeping a white smile
Of course, the effects of professional whitening fade over time. However, you can keep your smile bright indefinitely by:
- Getting whitening touch-ups and professional cleanings with your Prairieville dentist
- Brushing twice a day and flossing daily
- Avoiding tobacco in any form
- Limiting coffee, tea, soy sauce and other deeply pigmented dietary choices
- Drinking plenty of water to wash tooth surfaces and keep saliva flowing
Your smile aesthetics really can shine. Why not explore the many cosmetic dental services offered at Nguyen Dental? Teeth whitening is just one of them! Call the office in Prairieville, LA today for your consultation: (225) 673-1647.