Have Yellow Teeth? Kirby Smiles in Pearland Offers Teeth Whitening
Having yellow teeth is not fun. It often leads to a lack of confidence and can prevent our patients from showing the true, beautiful smile they have. We help bring out their smiles by offering professional-grade whitening treatments you can use in the comfort of your own home.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Our patients find it helpful when they understand what may have caused their teeth to become yellow in the first place. Here are just some of the reasons you may be struggling with yellow teeth.
Watch What You Drink
The drinks we consume have a greater impact on our teeth than most of us realize. Drinks such as coffee, tea, and wine can stain your teeth. This is because they each contain tannins, which are a type of polyphenol. Polyphenols naturally occur in plants and can act as antioxidants, which are good for your overall health. However, consuming these beverages excessively can be a main cause of yellowing.
When enamel is strong and healthy, it is the whitest part of your tooth. When your enamel weakens and wears away, it exposes the underlying dentin, which naturally takes on a yellower hue. You can weaken your enamel by consuming acidic drinks and foods, such as sodas, sugary sweets, citruses, and even starches too often.
Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments Are More Effective Than Store-Bought Treatments
We don’t recommend over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments because they are simply ineffective and don’t last as long as you deserve. At Kirby Smiles in Pearland, Texas, our dentists offer whitening trays customized to each of our individual patients, so they get the results they want with the help of our dentists' expertise. Along with the trays, we give each patient a professional-grade whitening gel that is applied directly to the teeth and releases oxygen ions. These ions make their way into the teeth and remove any deep stains, resulting in a smile that is up to 8 times whiter. OTC whitening treatments merely polish the tooth’s surface.
Our Pearland Dentist Offers Custom At-Home Teeth Whitening Trays
If you would like to brighten up your teeth after years of staining, please schedule an appointment. At your appointment, we will discuss your desired results, how to achieve them, and how to ensure you can show off your white smile for longer.