Restore Stained & Discolored Teeth
Teeth whitening is an affordable, non-invasive, and fast way to restore your smile if you’re suffering from stained or discolored teeth. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Round Rock, teeth whitening from Dr. Reddy at SmileWell Dental is a fantastic option, so contact us now to schedule your consultation and get more information about teeth whitening in Round Rock.
what causes tooth discoloration?
the major causes
There are a few major causes of tooth discoloration. The primary cause is usually drinking certain beverages and eating some types of food. Drinks like wine, coffee, tea, cola, and even some sports drinks and energy drinks are high in chemicals and staining compounds that can discolor the teeth. Minimizing your intake of these kinds of drinks can help prevent staining. Some foods like curry and tomato sauces can also stain the teeth over time, though this is a bit more rare.
Tobacco use is also a major cause of tooth discoloration. Smoking or using oral tobacco (chewing tobacco, snus, etc.) will cause yellow and brown stains and discoloration. Tobacco use of any kind is also horrible for your oral health, and will lead to a much higher risk of oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Aging can also contribute to the discoloration of your teeth. As we age, our enamel tends to wear down somewhat, revealing more of the “dentin” below the enamel, which is the second layer of the tooth structure. Enamel is bright and white, but dentin is naturally more yellow. This thinning of the enamel can contribute to tooth discoloration and make you look older than you really are.
teeth whitening services we offer
how chemical whitening works
At our office, we offer chemical whitening in the form of take-home kits. All effective teeth whitening compounds are based on chemical whiteners like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.
These volatile compounds contain special oxygen molecules that react strongly to the presence of organic surface stains on the enamel, and the “break” the bonds that attach stains to your teeth. In turn, this “bleaches” your teeth and restores the natural brightness of your enamel.
When administered by a professional, chemical whitening is completely safe, and causes no major side effects beyond minor tooth sensitivity, so contact SmileWell Dental for a consultation with Dr. Reddy right away.
convenient care in round rock
take-home whitening kits
We offer professional-grade take-home whitening kits at SmileWell Dental. The process is simple, and begins with a quick visit to our office, where Dr. Reddy will take impressions of your mouth. These will be sent to a lab, where a set of reusable custom trays will be made.
You will come back in a couple of weeks once your trays arrive at SmileWell Dental, and you’ll pick them up along with a set of whitening products and instructions provided by Dr. Reddy.
After this, you’ll just follow the instructions you were provided to whiten your teeth at home. By the end of your treatment, your smile will usually be up to 10 shades brighter. Best of all, you can whiten your smile on your own terms, and you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair.