Stains on teeth are essentially unavoidable for various reasons. As our smiles begin to fade, it can impact our confidence, causing us to want to hide our smiles. Luckily, Dr. Chris Devlin provides teeth whitening in State College. In a comfortable and relaxing environment, Dr. Devlin provides high-quality care and comprehensive services to whiten your smile to shine brightly. Don’t hide behind a faded smile any longer.
What Causes Stained Teeth?
Contrary to popular belief, stained teeth are not always the result of poor oral hygiene. While hygiene does play a role in the development of stains, many substances aid the progression of stains on a tooth’s surface. Among the leading cause for stains are certain foods and drinks, such as those with dark-pigmentation like berries. Any dark-colored foods or drink, like dark juices, coffee, tea, and acidic foods cause the enamel to be penetrated, leading to tooth discoloration.
Certain lifestyle factors also cause the progression of discoloration, such as smoking tobacco and cigars. Drinking water that contains high levels of fluoride is also known to leave brown discolorations. In addition, certain medications, such as those that contain excessive fluoride or certain compounds increase the progression of discoloration. In addition, tooth discoloration can also be caused from tooth decay and trauma.
When the teeth begin to show signs of discoloration, many turn to home whitening treatments. However, many home whitening kits are ineffective and don’t produce lasting results.
In-Office Vs. Home Whitening
Home whitening products are easy to use and more affordable than in-office treatments, however, they are ineffective and don’t produce the same professional level results as in-office treatments. In fact, Statistic Brain Research Institute reports only 63 percent of adults notice any kind of difference using home treatments, compared to over 82 percent of those using in-office treatments.
Professional treatments allow you to achieve a whiter smile, and you’ll have results quicker. Home treatments can take months and only get the teeth a couple of shades whiter, whereas, in-office whitening only takes a couple of hours to begin seeing noticeable results that will last.
However, sometimes your dentist may recommend over-the-counter professional whitening kits to be used as a supplement to in-office treatments. Unlike traditional over-the-counter whitening trays, these are specially designed to fit the patient’s mouth, resulting in less gum irritation and tooth sensitivity than when using traditional over-the-counter treatments.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Devlin Dental offers the in-office teeth whitening treatments you need with proven results. Using a special formula, our whitening treatment is proven to not just reduce, but eliminate the appearance for stains and discoloration. We’ll reverse the appearance of stains from tobacco, food, drinks, and certain medication. Our bleaching gel quickly penetrates the layers of the tooth without causing harm to the tooth structures.
In as little as two weeks, you’ll see a huge difference in your smile as stains fade away. If you’re ready to let a new, brighter smile shine through the discoloration, call the best dentist in State College. Call Dr. Devlin today for teeth whitening in State College.