Maintaining a perfectly white smile without any professional products is nearly impossible unless you eat and drink only water and the blandest and colorless foods possible. If you don’t like looking in the mirror and feeling unhappy about your stained teeth, you need a solution. Let us help you understand the science behind why your teeth become stained and provide you with a few options that will help you maintain a glowing white smile at all times.
Tooth discoloration is normal and can occur due to something coming into contact with your teeth, something happening inside your body, or simply from age. Your teeth are made of a porous material. This means they can absorb the pigment of anything they come into contact with from foods and drinks to chemicals. Some of the top causes of tooth discoloration include:
No matter what caused your teeth to become discolored or stained, Burkburnett Family Dental has a few options to help brighten your smile. One of our first options is professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is significantly different from the products you can buy at the store. Professional products use a higher percentage of bleach to deliver more dramatic results and faster. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening solutions to brighten your smile up to 10 shades.
The one takeaway about professional teeth whitening though is that the results are only temporary. With proper care and avoiding foods and drinks that stain your teeth, you can expect your results to last for maybe a year before they start to fade. You will have to refresh your teeth with more whitening to maintain your results about every year or so.
If you don’t want to keep whitening your teeth with professional teeth whitening for the rest of your life, porcelain veneers might be a better option for you. If we apply porcelain veneers to your teeth that show when you smile, you will never have to worry about whitening your teeth again. This is because porcelain veneers do not stain. We can also color them whatever shade you want. Best of all, they can also change the shape and overall appearance of your teeth. Not only will you get a whiter smile that doesn’t fade, but your teeth will also overall just look better. Porcelain veneers require replacement about every 10 to 20 years. This is far less often than an annual tooth whitening treatment.
If you would like to achieve beautiful white teeth that never fade, contact our cosmetic dentists in Burkburnett, TX at to schedule an appointment to learn more about porcelain veneers.