Everyone wants to have a beautiful, white smile. When the teeth are bright and white, it makes a person feel confident in their smile and appearance. Unfortunately, staining occurs because of the foods we consume and our habits. Teeth whitening with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS allows individuals to overcome their tooth stains and get a brilliantly white smile.
What Causes Tooth Staining?
There are many factors that can lead to tooth stain development. The older a person becomes, the more their teeth will become prone to staining. The following are some of the reasons people experience tooth stains:
- Drinking wine, coffee, or soda
- Consumption of certain fruits and veggies
- Consumption of food dyes
- The aging process
As people begin to age, their teeth become more porous, which makes them more prone to staining. While some tooth staining can be removed by careful brushing, major staining can only be removed by teeth whitening.
How is Teeth Whitening Carried Out?
When a patient comes in the office for teeth whitening with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS, their teeth need to be cleaned first to remove any plaque, tartar, and food particles that may be in place. These substances can hinder the whitening treatment. The entire treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. However, we also offer at-home whitening kits.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Individuals who seek teeth whitening with Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS should have healthy teeth and gums. All decay and gum disease should be brought under control before any whitening treatments are carried out.