Stained teeth can make your smile look tired and lackluster. Sometimes, dental staining can’t be helped. Our smiles often diminish in brightness as we age. Oftentimes, the things that we eat and drink, and even some of our lifestyle habits, take a toll on teeth. If your smile could use a boost, visit Dr. James Oldham, a Smithfield NC cosmetic dentist. He offers in-office and take-home teeth whitening to eliminate stains and return your smile’s sparkle.
Causes of Dental Staining
When it comes to dental staining, some of the biggest offenders are dark soda, coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco use. Foods such as berries and curries can stain teeth. Some medications darken teeth, too. Acidic foods and beverages can contribute to dental discoloration by weakening tooth enamel and making it susceptible to staining.
Professional Whitening Works Wonders!
Dentist-administered teeth whitening systems contain professional-grade ingredients that won’t harm tooth enamel but will break up tough stains. The active ingredients penetrate tooth enamel and dentin to safely lift stains and reveal brighter, more beautiful teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Whitening at our Smithfield dentist’s office takes between 1 and 2 hours. We’ll apply specially formulated bleaching solution to your teeth to eliminate dental staining. In a single office visit, you’ll experience whiter teeth and a more youthful-looking smile.
Take-Home Teeth Bleaching
If you want to bleach in the privacy of your home, we’ll create your customized teeth bleaching kit, containing whitening trays, professional-strength bleaching solution, and instructions on use. Whitening at home typically takes about two weeks of daily use to yield optimal results.