The most common complaint people have about their teeth is about their color. Many things can affect the color of your teeth, including plaque and dirt. However, there are more. The food and drinks you consume can affect the color of your teeth. People who use tobacco often have stained teeth. Sometimes medications and injuries can change the color of your teeth.
Most teeth whitening products use bleach. This breaks the stains up into smaller pieces, making them harder to see so your teeth look brighter. However, bleaches do not work on all teeth so it is important to talk to us before you bleach your teeth. Bleach doesn’t work on caps, veneers, crowns, or fillings that were originally made to match your teeth’s natural color.
There are many options for teeth whitening including toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and bleaching in our office. Since each one works differently (and has different results), you should talk to us before you decide to bleach your teeth.