Saturday, February 1, 2014

Are you a Good Candidate for Tooth Whitening?

Ask your Dentist in La Jolla, Dr. David Kitchen, about teeth whitening, especially if you have been less than happy with your not so pearly whites. Your San Diego Dentist has the tools to give you a smile that you will be proud to show off.

Tooth whitening in La Jolla is more affordable than you think, and will last much longer than over the counter tooth whitening products that you will find at your local pharmacy.

Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, your teeth will bear the brunt of your actions. Eating food with strong colors can also wreck havoc with the color of your teeth. Smokers will notice a yellowish tinge to their teeth, while older people will experience darker teeth as they age. Other causes could included tartar build up, fillings and tooth decay. If your teeth have experienced some sort of trauma, the blood vessels and nerves inside your teeth can also become darker over time due to the trauma.

According to your 92037 Dentist, your teeth can also become stained from medication. Certain antibiotics such as Tetracycline can darken your teeth, and if prescribed to a child with baby teeth could affect the adult teeth that have yet to erupt.

You can keep your teeth white if you avoid food and drink such as red wine, coffee, and tea. Brush and floss regularly and have your teeth professionally cleaned by your La Jolla Dentist for whiter, brighter teeth. Quit smoking and you will not only help your teeth, but your body as well.  

At home, whiteners and toothpastes do work, but have to be used continually, which can be expensive. According to your San Diego Dentist, some of those same whiteners could be extremely abrasive. So much so, that they could slowly be removing the enamel on your teeth.

Talk to your La Jolla Dentist about In-Office tooth Whitening. Dr. Kitchen will determine whether your teeth would benefit from whitening from the inside out, or from the outside in. Internal bleaching is the only option that is available if you have discoloration because of root canals.

Although there are no known side effects, tooth whitening can cause tender gums and increased sensitivity.

If you are tired of looking at your reflection in the mirror only to dislike what you see, contact Dr. Kitchen for a no obligation tooth whitening consultation.