There any many over-the-counter options available when it comes to teeth whitening, but do they really work? In short, the answer is no. Parkwood Dental proudly offers professional teeth whitening in Bradenton. The treatments are very safe and effective, and during your treatments, we’re also able to educate you on ways to prevent further stains.
How Your Teeth Become Stained
Beverages such as coffee, tea, and acidic juices can stain your teeth. The same is true for certain medications (antibiotics), smoking, and highly-pigmented foods. The natural tooth color ranges from light yellow to reddish light yellow. But with age and regular consumption of foods and drinks known to stain the enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth, the result can be a dingy appearance and darker color.
Further aggravating the situation is the presence of plaque and tartar, which makes it easy for stains to latch onto teeth. Also, the cracks in the enamel expose the dentin, which is the interior of the tooth that is quick to absorb food color.
Amazing Results with Teeth Whitening in Bradenton
The very best option for teeth whitening is having a professional whiten your teeth using a safe and effective treatment. The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office in Bradenton, and the results can be truly incredible.
DIY Teeth Whitening to Avoid
Unlike hair and nails, with teeth whitening, you’re dealing with a living tissue and so you must proceed with caution when doing any DIY teeth whitening treatment. Just to be on the safe side, it’s never a good idea. Some online how-tos advocate the use of lemons or strawberries mixed with baking soda to whiten one’s teeth. While they may sound like an easy, innocuous way to get a celebrity smile, take note that the acid from these fruits can actually erode your enamel, predisposing you to tooth decay, and paradoxically, to an even duller appearance of the teeth.
Enjoying a Brighter Smile
To learn more about teeth whitening, consult our team at Parkwood Dental in East and West Bradenton. We provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments and dental services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!