Rembrandt® In-Office Tooth Whitening in Midlothian VA
Aging, eating certain foods and drinks, smoking and how well we keep up with brushing and flossing all affect the color of our teeth. But dull, yellow teeth aren’t inseparably connected with aging. At White & White, we offer Rembrandt in-office teeth whitening for patients of all ages. From teens to seniors, patients of all ages enjoy the brilliant smile we give them with tooth bleaching.
Causes Of Stained Teeth
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel. Over time, teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining. Coffee, tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Worse yet, the darker tissue, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away.
Another type of stain—one that can be prevented somewhat by brushing, flossing, and rinsing—is caused by exposure to certain foods and drinks. Intensely colored foods, including berries, soy sauce, and wine, can stain the teeth. Fortunately, our Rembrandt® in-office teeth whitening procedures can reverse the effects of food and tobacco stains. In fact, stains caused by foods and drinks are the most responsive to tooth bleaching.
Skip Drugstore Teeth Whitening Kits
You may have had a friend rave about his experience with a tooth bleaching kit he picked up at the store. Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” and home whitening kits are somewhat effective at removing stains and make your teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products use harsh, abrasive substances that can also grind away your tooth enamel. Used over time, these tooth bleaching products can damage the color, brilliance, and even health of your enamel.
What Types of Stains Will Teeth Whitening Treat?
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Our dentist-approved whitening agents do whiten teeth but only are effective on certain stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth or on dental crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
One particular type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and dental fluorosis—begins inside a tooth. Sadly, brushing and flossing don’t help to whiten teeth with these types of stains. This type of stain cannot be removed by tooth bleaching, either. Veneers are the best option for staining that comes from beneath the enamel layer. We can usually determine in advance whether tooth bleaching will be effective on your teeth.
The shade of your teeth is not necessarily an indication of dental health but discolored teeth may affect your mental health and your confidence.
Benefits Of Teeth Whitening
- Warmer Smile
Your smile comes across as natural and genuine when you aren’t embarrassed by your teeth.
- Boost Your Mood
We smile more when we feel good about the way our teeth look. Smiles improve our mood and trigger endorphins, our body’s “happy chemicals.”
- Increase Self Esteem
People who value themselves are more successful and generally happier.
- Better First Impression
Within seconds after meeting someone we form an impression. A beautiful smile presents you as attractive and friendly.
- Look Younger
Dull, yellowed, and stained teeth make you look older than you are. Whitening your teeth strips several years off your appearance.
- Economical Cosmetic Enhancement
Teeth whitening is the most affordable way to instantly improve your physical appearance.
- It’s Not Surgery
Teeth whitening is not a surgical procedure. We can treat you during your lunch hour. There is no recovery time and you’ll see the results immediately.
- Better Oral Hygiene
We have noticed that our patients who’ve had their teeth whitened tend to take better care of their teeth. They brush more, floss often, and come to see us for professional cleanings. Since good oral health improves your overall health, this could be your most important reason to consider teeth whitening.
If you want to get a bright, white smile, give us a call at our Midlothian, VA practice today to discuss tooth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry options. Let our tooth whitening help if you are in the Richmond area, including Bon Air!