Wishing for a brighter, whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon?
At The Gentle Art of Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile brightening every day.
Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains
Almost every toothpaste claims to bleach teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use repeatedly. Tooth enamel, while one of the most durable substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth bring about staining and discoloration. You probably have already noticed that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.
Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening agents. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to clear away the build-up and help restore the original color. We have many cosmetic dentistry options to help brighten your smile.
Call The Gentle Art of Dentistry at 281-469-8026 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth-bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your smile whitening results.