Smile big and often
Smiles come in all different shapes and sizes from the tightest toothless smirk to the biggest, goofiest tooth-filled laugh out loud. They’re all beautiful. But what matters most is that you feel confident about smiling.
We are asked daily how people can improve their smiles and the biggest factor in answering that question is you. What is it that you want to improve about your smile? Could your teeth be whiter? Straighter? Less space? More space? Teeth too short? Teeth too long? Am I showing too much gum?
With the many techniques and treatment options available today, we help you achieve the confidence you need to smile big – and often.
What causes discoloration?
One of the most common concerns our patients ask us about is the discoloration of their teeth. As we age, our teeth often become progressively less white or bright – discolored. There are many causes including internal factors as genetics, high levels of fluoride, tetracycline, antibiotics, tooth decay, root canals, or even teeth trauma. The good news is external tooth discoloration is often a result of specific foods, beverages, and tobacco products – and there are great treatments available.
What’s the best way to whiten teeth?
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Your dentist is always the best option when dealing with whitening solutions in a safe manner. Midlothian dentists, Dr. Vacca and his dental team are equipped to safely whiten your teeth while addressing any issues that may arise such as tooth sensitivity. If you maintain regular brushing and follow proper care recommendations, your teeth whitening solution can last for over a year and often, longer. How quickly can this be done? It’s possible to brighten your teeth several shades within an hour.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Solutions
Whitening strips are one of the most common over-the-counter solutions you’ll find today on the market. Other options include whitening toothpaste, chewing gum and mouth trays (with gel). In many cases, it may appear safe to use these products, however it’s always a good idea to consult with your dentist first. Expert advice from your Dr. Vacca or his dental team of professionals is definitely the best strategy for brightening your smile.