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Dingy Smiles Can Make You Look Less Healthy

Posted on 9/21/2020 by City Smiles DC
"Dingy Smiles Can Make You Look Less HealthyA white, straight smile is both beautiful and warm. It epitomizes good health. When your smile fades or becomes yellow or discolored, it can take away from your appearance. That is why we offer in-office bleaching – a way to recapture your once-youthful smile.

Why Do Teeth Become Dull or Discolored?

Over time, the teeth may start to lose their sparkle. This can happen for one of several reasons. If you smoke, tobacco can yellow and discolor the teeth, making them look dingy. It can also lead to gingivitis and tooth loss. So, if you smoke, it is better for your dental health and overall well-being to quit. Also, as we age, our enamel tends to get more porous, which leads discoloration. Foods and drinks, such as red wine, coffee, berries, and other dark-colored foods can dull your pearly whites.

How Does In-office Whitening Work?

If you choose to whiten your dingy teeth, you can do so quickly by selecting in-office whitening. This whitening process is closely monitored so we can check on any sensitivity to the whitening solution. We begin the whitening process by applying a protective gel to the gums to safeguard them against irritation. The gel is evenly applied before a light is used to accelerate whitening. Some patients ask about a take-home whitening kit because it is less expensive. This kit comes with a whitening tray that holds a whitening gel. The tray fits over the teeth.

You can have a whiter looking smile. You just need to know more about your whitening choices. For the best results, it is best to choose in-office whitening. We know what it takes to produce an even more winning smile. Call us today to schedule a whitening session or a professional cleaning. If you want to look healthier and more attractive, a good place to begin is with your smile.

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