Teeth Whitening Kalamazoo, MI
Teeth whitening is an effective, affordable, and non-invasive method of improving the appearance of teeth that are stained, discolored, or dull. We provide teeth whitening services for our patients in Kalamazoo, MI and surrounding communities.
As the outer enamel layer gets worn away, the dentin can become exposed. The dentin is a darker color and makes teeth look discolored. This discoloration often happens with age and lifestyle factors contribute to staining and discoloration, such as caffeine, certain foods, and tobacco. When tooth enamel wears away, the teeth become more susceptible to staining.
Other types of discoloration exist deep inside the tooth. This includes discoloration caused by medications, fluorosis, and traumatic injuries to the teeth. Surface staining is improved with brushing and flossing, but discoloration inside the tooth won’t respond only to brushing and flossing.
Teeth whitening procedures help reverse staining and discoloration caused by foods, age, and tobacco use. Certain whitening toothpaste can slightly lighten the teeth, but this comes at a cost. The abrasives used in these products wear away the tooth enamel. Over the counter whitening systems can offer some results, but it is essential that the directions are carefully followed.
Professional tooth whitening can significantly lighten your teeth. However, bleaching agents are most effective on certain staining and less effective on gray or brown stains. Additionally, the whitening is not effective for dental bonding, crowns, and other restorations.
The safest and most effective method for whitening your teeth is from an experienced and qualified dentist. The results can last longer, with proper home care and routine visits. It is important to understand that new staining can occur, so avoid staining foods and tobacco to maintain your whiter smile.
We encourage you to browse our website to read more about our services and contact our office at (269) 381-3890 to schedule an appointment with the dentist for tooth whitening service.