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At Dental Arts of the Square, we are proud to service all your dental needs in one warm and friendly place. Our Newtown Square, PA dental office has more than 30 years of experience with highly-trained dentists specializing in a variety of areas in order to supply you the finest dental care available Now let’s create and maintain your beautiful smile!
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
The darker tissue of your teeth become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain — caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis — actually begins inside the tooth. Brushing and flossing don’t help! Another type of stain — one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing — is caused by external factors such as foods.
Why A Professional Teeth Whitening?
More people than ever are choosing teeth whitening to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains. Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel, doing more harm than good! Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and the directions are followed closely.
Whitening agents change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. Bleaching agents, for example, have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings.
Professional teeth whitening performed by our dental office is the most effective and safest method. Done properly, teeth whitening can last as long as five years!
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Dental Arts on the Square believes maintaining strong oral health is a partnership. These are the only teeth you have, so taking care of them should be a priority. We believe every smile can be restored so that you never have to fear smiling again. Let us improve your smile and schedule an appointment today!