Are you unhappy with your dull smile? One visit to Dr. Colin Osborne's Lumberton, NC, office can erase years of dental stains. Teeth whitening offers a simple way to enhance your appearance.
Is teeth whitening right for you?
No matter how carefully you brush your teeth, you can still develop stains in your tooth enamel. Stains form when dark pigments from foods, beverages or tobacco settle into microscopic pores in your enamel. Unfortunately, you can't remove these pigments simply by brushing your teeth. Teeth whitening is the only way to get rid of the stains that make your teeth look dull or yellow.
Whitening may be a good option for you if:
- You feel self-conscious about your smile: Do you avoid smiling because you're embarrassed by your teeth? Bright, white smiles are highly valued by our society. If your teeth are dull, your self-esteem can take a hit. Teeth whitening will brighten your smile for two to three years, or even longer.
- You'll be attending a special event soon: Whether you'll be getting married or going to a dinner dance or other event, you'll want your smile to look its best. Scheduling a teeth whitening appointment at the Lumberton, NC, dental office a few weeks before the event will renew your smile.
- You're starting a new chapter in your life: Are you ready to date again or thinking about applying for a new job? Teeth whitening will help you make the best possible first impression.
How teeth whitening works
Your dentist will give you all the needed materials to complete teeth whitening in your own home. Customized trays are fitted for you and given in a set. You'll also be given a whitening solution to place in these trays. Simply add the amount to the tray and place them in your mouth. Your dentist will tell you how often to use them for the desired results.
At the end of your treatment, your smile will be noticeably brighter. Whitening usually lightens teeth by three to eight shades. Avoiding or limiting coffee, tea, cola, red wine, berries and other foods and beverages that contain dark pigments can help you maintain your whitening results longer.
Revitalize your smile with teeth whitening! Call your dentist in Lumberton, NC, Dr. Osborne, at (910) 738-9396 to schedule your appointment.