Summer is finally here, and bright and white is the universal summer wardrobe standard that you’ll be wearing to graduations, weddings and vacations. But when your summer whites are contrasted against your teeth, will the color difference be strikingly obvious? If so, have you considered teeth whitening options from your dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych?
Teeth whitening success depends on why your teeth are stained and also the degree of staining. Keep in mind that anything that can stain your white cotton t-shirt can stain your teeth. It may take years to build up, but your daily coffee and tea habit, your lunchtime soda and your evening glass of red wine can result in a double- take in front of the mirror one day when you see the cumulative effect of repeated exposure to staining foods and beverages on your teeth.
Teeth whitening is quick, easy and effective, however keep in mind that what works for one person may not be as effective for another. That is why your first stop should be to your dentist Columbia to find out what will work best for you, well before you spend any money on over-the-counter whitening products that may not provide desired results.
In some cases, we may recommend dental veneers to perfect both the color and the shape of your teeth in one step. Veneers are beautiful smile solutions that have the added benefit of providing stain-resistant characteristics. In fact, if you’re fond of coffee, tea, red wine, cigarettes, blueberries and other foods with deep, staining hues, you will enjoy better stain-resistance with your dental veneers than with your natural tooth enamel!
Keep in mind that professional whitening agents are regulated and dispensed only by dental professionals. These agents lighten teeth an average of seven shades lighter than their original shade. Plus, in-office options from your dentist Columbia do so in very little time.
Enjoy summer, but before you jump into full vacation mode, make sure your dental care is up to date. And if you have children, take advantage of their summer break by having them catch up on their dental checkups too. After all, the last thing you should have to worry about while on summer vacation is fixing overdue tooth problems!