How Can I Fix My Discolored Teeth?Posted on May 9, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA
Your Asheville dentist will tell you having a healthy, bright smile is key to boosting your confidence, and even helping you look younger. If you have discolored or stained teeth, you have a few options to consider to help your teeth look whiter.
The first thing you should do is call our Asheville dental office for a smile whitening consultation. We can go over your current oral health status and goals. We can talk about what makes you unhappy about your smile and how we can get it to where you want to be.
What Kind of Teeth Whitening Solutions Are Available in Asheville?
Teeth whitening solutions seem to be everywhere these days, just walk down the oral health aisle at your local grocery store, and you’ll be sure to find more than a few products to choose from. There are numerous whitening treatments you can consider:
1) At-Home Whitening Toothpaste or Strips – There are countless whitening toothpastes you can choose from. Most of them contain a combination of abrasive ingredients, polishing agents, and certain chemical components that can brighten your teeth. Whitening strips are usually peroxide-based and are applied to your teeth once or even two times a day for a couple of weeks. You can also purchase whitening gel to be brushed directly on your teeth. If you use these products regularly, your teeth could end up a few shades lighter. It all depends on how discolored your teeth truly are.
2) At-Home Whitening Trays – Some people see success with removing their mild to moderate tooth stains with at-home bleaching trays filled with a special peroxide-based paste or gel. This method is not as effective as custom take-home trays you can get at the dentist, but they’re available over-the-counter and easy to obtain.
3) Cosmetic Bonding – Another way to brighten and even straighten your smile is by using cosmetic bonding. Dental bonding is easy to complete and can give you a whiter smile in just one day. First, the dentist will remove any decay or debris from your teeth. Then your teeth are covered with a safe composite material. Using an artistic eye, the dentist will sculpt the material for a naturally appealing shape and the lighter color you were looking for. After that, the composite material is hardened or bonded to the surface of your teeth.
4) Porcelain Veneers – This popular cosmetic dentistry solution for a whiter smile can transform more than just your teeth. They can boost your self-confidence and take years off of your look. If you choose porcelain veneer treatment, the dentist will create custom porcelain veneers that blend seamlessly with the natural contour of your gum tissue. Dr. Douglas Phillips and Dr. Donald Schmitt use one of the nation’s premier dental labs to create your new, attractive smile that looks and feels natural.