There’s nothing like feeling confident about your smile. If you’ve noticed that your teeth have started to lose their whiteness, look no further. Professional teeth whitening can change that for you in as little as an hour and help you look younger, too.
Start the holidays and upcoming new year by giving yourself the gift of a gleaming smile that promises to have others notice you. It’s no secret that a beautiful, white smile can be a confidence-booster.
At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group, we understand the importance of having white teeth. That’s why our dental team offers professional teeth whitening as one of the many ways you can boost your oral care to another level.
How teeth lose their whiteness
Your teeth can take on discoloration or a dull color for various reasons. For some, it’s simply what can happen to you as you age.
The outer layer of your teeth (enamel) starts to thin as you get older, which exposes the layer underneath (dentin). The dentin layer can make your teeth look darker and less white as it expands with age.
The aging process also makes your teeth more susceptible to stains and discoloration.
Other factors that can affect the whiteness of your teeth include:
- Drinking dark-colored drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine
- Eating starchy foods like potatoes or pasta that can cause staining
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Suffering trauma to your teeth
- Exposing your teeth to too much fluoride
- Taking certain medications
Your teeth can also change color if you don’t have healthy oral hygiene habits. We recommend you brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and come in to see us for your routine professional cleaning every six months.
How professional teeth whitening can help
If you want to change the whiteness in your teeth in just under an hour, come in for our in-office whitening procedure. We use special tools and professional care to protect your lips and gums as we apply a dental whitening solution to your teeth.
You rest comfortably while the treatment breaks up stains and whitens your teeth. You walk out the door with teeth that can be up to eight shades whiter.
We also offer at-home whitening, which puts you in a proactive role for getting the smile you want. We first take impressions of your teeth to create customized trays. This guarantees that the bleaching gel only covers your teeth.
When you’re at home, fill the trays with the gel we provide you and wear them for the prescribed amount of time. The whitening process can take a few days, but you’ll notice a significant difference.
If you’re ready to have a dreamy, white smile that helps you look and feel younger, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us today at our office in Washington, DC. Just give us a call at 202-315-0856 or feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.