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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Teeth Whitening Specialist

Teeth Whitening services offered in Colorado Springs, CO

Have you noticed your teeth aren’t as white or bright as they used to be? Teeth whitening can help and is available from Brooke Watson, DDS, and Braeden Alverson, DDS, of Palmer Park Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Achieve a bright, healthy smile with professional teeth whitening. Call the office or book a consultation online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

Why are my teeth less bright than they used to be?

Numerous things can change the shade of your teeth, but the aging process is the primary culprit. The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel. Your tooth enamel is naturally white in color, but as it begins to wear away, it reveals more of the yellow dentin that lies beneath. 

Additional factors that can cause or contribute to tooth discoloration include:

  • Consuming food or beverages that stain, including red wine, berries, or coffee
  • Smoking or using tobacco products
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Traumatic injury
  • Exposure to excessive levels of fluoride
  • Certain medications and medical treatments

Regardless of the cause, discoloration can often be improved through professional teeth whitening. Don’t accept discoloration as an inevitable part of growing older when there are treatments that can help. 

How does teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening uses a powerful whitening solution made available only to dental professionals. During your visit, your dentist isolates the soft tissues of your mouth to protect them before carefully applying the whitening solution to the front portion of your teeth. 

That whitening solution goes to work blasting apart stains. Some systems use a special treatment light to activate or boost the whitening solution. In-office professional teeth whitening takes less than an hour and can brighten your smile by multiple shades in just one visit. 

If you’re interested in at-home professional whitening, there are options available that allow you to whiten your teeth more gradually on your own. These kits use a tray-based system and powerful whitening gel to brighten your smile over a longer period of time. 

How can I preserve the results of professional teeth whitening?

Once you see your gleaming new smile, you’ll want to do everything you can to preserve those results. Ask your dentist if there are areas of your dental hygiene routine that can be improved upon. 

If you enjoy foods and beverages known to stain teeth, try to remember to rinse your mouth or give your teeth a quick brush afterward. Using a straw to drink dark-colored beverages can also be helpful. 

Although over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes cannot match the power of professional teeth whitening options, these products can help sustain your results between in-office professional whitening visits. Ask your dentist for recommendations on top-quality over-the-counter products.

To book your professional teeth whitening appointment, call Palmer Park Dentistry or request an appointment online today.