Teeth whitening is immensely popular at our dental office, especially at this time of year (hello, weddings and engagement parties!). With time and age, teeth can start to look yellow and dull due to things like acid in the diet, smoking, and drinking coffee or tea.
Did you know that over time, teeth can become more porous and less resistant to stains?
Whitening toothpaste can actually be harmful to your teeth, especially as they become worn over time – this is because of abrasive ingredients like silica and baking soda eroding microscopic levels of enamel with each brushing. Removing enamel can reveal the yellower, living part of the tooth called dentin which can lead not only to sensitivity but also to an unsightly appearance.
Ask us about our whitening options today and get ready to show off your pearly whites this summer 😉