Over time, you may have noticed that your teeth have become yellowed, dulled, or discolored. Most people experience tooth discoloration or staining to one degree or another because of lifestyle habits and the natural aging process. Tooth discoloration may be caused by the following contributing factors:
- Certain medications, such as tetracycline
- Consuming certain foods and drinks, including coffee, wine, soda, and tea
- Tobacco use
- Poor dental hygiene
While thoroughly brushing your teeth can help to keep your teeth bright, it is often not enough to maintain a brilliantly white smile. Dr. Francisco Kim is pleased to provide professional teeth whitening in Anaheim, California, so you can achieve the white, attractive smile you deserve. Professional teeth whitening uses a special whitening gel, which is applied directly to the teeth. This gel works to bleach away discoloration, yellowing, and stains from your tooth enamel. The teeth whitening process is safe and effective. You do not need to worry about the whitening process damaging your teeth, although you may experience a slight increase in tooth sensitivity during and immediately after the treatment. Within just one or two treatments, you will see noticeable results. For more information about teeth whitening, and to set up your next visit with our dentist at Artistry Dental, please call or visit us today. We look forward to enhancing your smile!