Oklahoma City Teeth Whitening
When we meet someone for the first time, we have only seconds in which to make that all-important first impression. Although appearances may not seem that important, there are many stories that show otherwise. The truth is you never know who you are going to meet. That person you meet in the elevator could be your next boss or your next date. At that, making a good first impression is always beneficial.
Fortunately, there are easy ways to make sure your image is sending the right message. Studies show a person’s smile does the most talking where first impressions are concerned. Research studies have proven that not only do adults respond better to an attractive smile, but that children, infants, and even animals respond positively to a smile.
Tooth Discoloration Causes
Many people notice that the brightness of their smile becomes dull, or even discolored over time. There are several factors at work here. Although the causes of tooth discoloration cannot be avoided entirely, there is hope. Teeth whitening at the office of your Oklahoma City dentist can address a variety of stains that affect the smile.
Foods & beverages
Coffee, tea, and red wine are three beverages that are often blamed for discoloration. Cola beverages, and many fruit juices, have tiny stain-causing molecules that can settle on teeth as well. The same is true for richly colored foods such as berries and sauces. Acidic foods such as citrus, vinegar dressings, and pickles are also implicated in dental stains.
Tobacco of any kind can cause issues with teeth and health. The chemicals contained in cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco products can result in teeth becoming dull and dark. Ideally, the use of tobacco would stop. However, a brighter smile can be obtained with help from your skilled cosmetic dentist.
Dental Hygiene & Teeth Discoloration
A dull smile may be seen as a sign of poor hygiene, although this is not always the case. We are encouraged to brush our teeth morning and night, and floss daily. Twice a year dental check-ups and cleanings will keep plaque and tartar from building up on teeth, which can keep the smile looking shiny and healthy. Discoloration, however, is best addressed with professional teeth whitening using a professional grade whitening solution.
Dr. Rykard offers two convenient methods to get the results you crave. Our patients may choose to see an immediate transformation with in-office Zoom! teeth whitening, or to achieve excellent results in a matter of a few weeks using a powerful whitening solution at home. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment tailored to your needs.
Contact us to learn how teeth whitening can rejuvenate your smile.