Looking into the mirror and seeing a dull yellow smile looking back at you can be discouraging. It can make you have a little less pep in your step. Conversely, seeing a bright, white smile looking back at you can make you feel years younger, fresher, and more ready to take on the world. Whitening your teeth with your dentist’s help can be a safe, fast, and effective way to achieve that bright smile you are seeking. If you live in or near Lafayette, LA, you can take advantage of our current patient special of $100 off of Zoom! whitening.
Whitening Your Teeth
Some whitening treatments, activated charcoal for example, can lead to erosion of your teeth’s enamel or irritation to the gum tissue. Doing it at home can mean that you miss that these effects could be happening. Whitening your teeth with your dentist can allow for your dentist to monitor your smile’s health. Opting for an in-office whitening treatment can be a way to get very fast results. Your dentist can also help formulate a custom plan to take-home. A take-home kit can include customized mouth trays and professional-grade whitening gel that you can wear in the comfort of your own home.
Going Beyond Whitening
Working with your dentist to whiten your teeth will mean that your dentist will be able to tell if a tooth’s stains are extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains (on the outside of teeth) can be broken up and removed through a whitening treatment. Intrinsic stains come from inside the teeth and cannot be removed through whitening. Cosmetic treatments like veneers or bonding may need to be used to cover up the front of the teeth to achieve a brighter smile. If you have been repeatedly trying to whiten your teeth with no luck, your discoloration may be intrinsic.
Are you wanting to get brighter teeth?
Dr. Young can help you achieve your bright smile goals. To schedule a consultation, call the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities