There is something special about a fresh, white smile. It brightens your face, and it certainly makes the efforts of brushing and flossing worthwhile when you see a clean, healthy smile.
Everyone’s smile isn’t always at their best, though, and we understand that teeth, though part of our skeleton, can be vulnerable to losing their luster. Our diets can play a role in the whiteness of our teeth, but so can age and environmental factors.
Proper dental care, including regular six-month professional cleanings, is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. But even those of us who are on top of our dental care may need a little help keeping our pearly whites at their whitest.
The easy answer is a whitening treatment with us at Licata Dental in Chesterfield, Missouri. Our dentist, Dr. Faye Licata, offers options that can make your teeth whiter and more attractive quickly and effectively.
Whether or not you decide to get teeth-whitening treatments, Dr. Licata needs the opportunity to check your teeth, just to make sure that there isn’t another reason they aren’t their healthy white color. If there are underlying conditions in your oral health, Dr. Licata has other options for you to consider.
Our teeth lose their whiteness for a number of reasons. All over the world, people drink coffee, tea, wine, and other teeth-staining drinks. Aging affects everyone’s oral health, too, and people in their 50s and 60s are at increased risk of gum disease, which can cause discoloration in your teeth.
Smoking and tobacco use are notorious for staining teeth and dramatically raising your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, tongue, and throat. Not brushing and flossing twice daily can also cause your teeth to become yellow.
Oddly enough, there are medications that can cause discoloration in your teeth. Injuries are a source of tooth staining and discoloration, and so is a diet that is rich in tomato-based pasta sauces and curries, dark berries, beets, and other deeply colored foods.
Licata Dental is proud to offer both in-office whitening treatments and convenient take-home trays. Both options were created to give you optimal results on your schedule, with minimal to no discomfort, and sterling results.
In our office, Dr. Licata uses small, protective items for your mouth and face, and applies a solution to your teeth. Using ultraviolet light, she treats your teeth, lightening them significantly in your first appointment.
If you don’t want to come to the office for your whitening procedures, that’s fine. Dr. Licata is prepared to help the busiest schedules, and can easily meet your needs with our take-home whitening trays.
She takes molds of your teeth and creates custom whitening trays that fit you. We give you the custom trays, whitening solution, and plenty of guidance for your daily at-home treatments. After your treatments are complete, your new smile is ready for the world.
The biggest benefit of teeth whitening is the return of a gorgeous smile. But that bright smile is more than just attractive -- it’s confidence, it’s spunk, and it’s what you’ve been missing. Good oral health is the key to a bright smile, but a little help from time to time doesn’t hurt, and is a good investment in your physical health and self-esteem.
You don’t have to live with pictures of your discolored smile forever, nor should you think that teeth whitening isn’t for you. We want your smile to be your gateway to the life you envision, and keeping your smile happy is important. Call Licata Dental today at 636-532-2101, or book an appointment with us online.