If you want to improve the overall appearance of your smile, without spending a lot of money, you may want to have your teeth whitened. At our Bellevue dental office, Park Family Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening.
When you come to our Bellevue dental office for teeth whitening, our dentist, just one of whom is Dr. Jeff Dworak, will first want to meet with you to make sure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you have any tooth-colored fillings on front teeth, or any porcelain restorations that show when you speak or smile, it may be necessary to have these items replaced once the tooth whitening has been performed. This is because tooth whitening solutions only have a whitening effect on natural tooth enamel; they will not change the color of synthetic dental materials. For this reason, tooth whitening, while improving the look of your smile, can also inadvertently end up giving you a smile that is uneven in color. However, with the proper care, tooth whitening can last for a long time, so the extra care is probably well worth it. It is important that you know the common causes of tooth stains so that you can play an active role in helping to keep your teeth whiter, longer. You may want to greatly cut back on your consumption of coffee and tea. If you need to select one, drink more coffee as tea will cause greater tooth staining. You will also want to avoid drinking colas and brightly-colored sports drinks. Although berries are extremely delicious, and good for us, as well, they are not particularly good for your teeth when you are trying to keep your teeth white. This is because berries such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries all contain materials which can seriously stain your teeth. And, of course, smoking is a major cause of tooth discoloration, as well.
For an appointment to come to our Bellevue dental office for teeth whitening, contact us today.