We know you cannot even consider smiling until you have sipped that first cup of coffee in the morning. But did you know that coffee, along with wine, sodas, and brightly pigmented foods like berries and cherries, are leaving stains on your teeth that dim the color over time? And unfortunately, it is not just foods and drinks that lead to duller, darker teeth – aging, smoking, and plaque build-up are also factors that cause tooth color loss over time.
But you do not have to let tooth discoloration dampen your smile; here at Boyett Family Dentistry we offer a safe and convenient teeth whitening treatment performed by Dr. Boyett. Teeth whitening is the process by which tooth stains and debris are removed using a bleaching gel with carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. Your teeth have pores just like your skin does – the whitening process opens up the pores in the enamel, removes the build-up of dirt and stains, and restores your tooth’s natural color. Teeth stains will not fade over time; they must be actively removed, and teeth whitening is most non-invasive and safest treatment option for doing so.
However, not all teeth whitening treatments whiten equally, which is why Dr. Boyett recommends making an appointment with our office to receive the treatment session professionally. Dr. Boyett will be able to examine your individual oral history and lifestyle choices to determine the likely causes and best course of treatment for tooth discoloration. She will also be on hand to oversee every step of the teeth whitening process, as well as identify any problem spots, such as gum irritation or tooth sensitivity, right away. And while at-home whitening kits may necessitate multiple days (or even months!) of sessions, a treatment session with Dr. Boyett requires only an hour in her office.
Of course, your teeth whitening maintenance does not end once you walk out of Dr. Boyett’s office. A whitening session will not last forever, and Dr. Boyett may have you make another appointment in the future, or use an at-home kit for touch-ups. Most importantly, teeth whitening should go hand-in-hand with good oral hygiene, like regular brushing and flossing, in order to keep your teeth at their healthy, natural hue. Head on over to our procedures page now to learn more about Dr. Boyett’s teeth whitening method, and then call us at 863-294-9200 to set up an appointment. Here at Boyett Family Dentistry, we want to help you put your best smile forward.