Your smile creates an immediate, visual impression on people you meet. An upbeat smile gives the impression of energy, happiness, and warmth. A cheerful smile is perceived as a healthy smile.
Be sure to consult with Dr. Marze to learn which teeth whitening treatment is best for you. Teeth whitening remains one of the most reasonable ways to have your picture-perfect smile.
Smiles Are Cherished
Statistics reveal that we place a high value on our smiles. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey:
Our baby teeth are typically whiter than the adult teeth that appear later. As we age, our adult teeth tend to darken and often become stained. This is relatively why white teeth make people seem more youthful.
Just as there are a number of ways to lighten or brighten teeth, there are also several different ways for teeth to become discolored. The main causes of darkened teeth are genetics, antibiotics, and certain foods. Internal tooth discoloration is caused by changes in the enamel of the tooth and the dentin. The main causes of internal tooth staining are exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline, use of antibiotics as a child, developmental disorders, tooth decay, restorations, root canal issues, and trauma.
External tooth staining is caused by factors outside the body, mainly foods and tobacco. The main causes of external tooth yellowing are smoking, foods with tannins like red wine, coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and other foods.
There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are dental office treatment and the DIY (do-it-yourself) approach, with over the counter products.
Professional tooth whitening at Marze Dental is the preferred whitening method because even though stronger agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected from these materials. The best whitening systems feature a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage, are extremely effective, and can transform teeth in a single office visit. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour.
Dental office whitening treatment affects only the front eight to ten teeth and is a great jump start for take-home whitening, which is always part of an effective whitening program.
Dr. Marze, based on his qualifications and experience, can handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as sensitivity.
Teeth whitening can last for years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.