Have you been saying goodbye to people and adding that little joke of “see you next year” at the end? Next year is just a little over a week. Your goals and resolutions can become a reality in 2019. If you have spent most of the year or any of the year in 2018 lamenting the shade of your teeth, you can do something about it. Dr. Young and his team in Lafayette, LA can help you brighten up your smile to get it to the beautiful white shade you are looking for. The means in which he helps you achieve your whiter smile may depend on what is causing your smile discoloration, but a white smile is achievable next year.
Teeth often become yellow because of external stains and buildup on the surfaces of the teeth. Have you ever noticed that after your routine cleaning (recommended routine is at least twice a year) that your smile looks a little brighter and whiter? However, in some cases, a cleaning is not enough to remove stains that have built up over time. Perhaps you drink or eat a lot of food that can change the color of your teeth such as coffee, tea, or soda. If you have a bad habit like smoking cigarettes, it can contribute to yellow stains on your teeth. A whitening treatment helps to break up these built on stains to uncover a brighter shade of teeth.
If your dull, discolored teeth are not caused by external stains, there may be deeper causes. If the enamel is beginning to erode, it can look dull or yellow. Enamel erosion can be caused by brushing too hard, eating acidic foods, using too abrasive of a toothpaste, and other reasons. Discoloration can also be caused by internal issues like tooth trauma that may be showing through the translucent enamel. To cover up these types of issues, your dentist may recommend cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.
Are you ready for a brighter smile?
Get a bright beautiful smile for 2019. To schedule a consultation, call the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities