To instantly enhance the appearance of your teeth and brighten your smile, Parkdale Dental Center provides professional teeth whitening services. With our whitening procedures, we can remove stains and discolorations from your teeth to make you look younger and healthier. For more information on teeth whitening and to make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Yvonne Schulke, please give us a call.
What causes Teeth staining?
Age: There is a direct correlation between tooth color and age. Over the years, teeth darken as a result of wear and tear and stain accumulation. Teenagers will likely experience immediate, dramatic results from whitening. In the twenties, as the teeth begin to show a yellow cast, whitening may require a little more effort. By the forties, the yellow gives way to brown, and more maintenance may be called for. By the fifties, the teeth had absorbed a host of stubborn stains that could prove difficult (but not impossible) to remove.
Starting color: We are all equipped with an inborn tooth color that ranges from yellow-brownish to greenish-grey, and intensifies over time. Yellow-brown is generally more responsive to bleaching than green-grey.
Translucency and thinness are also genetic traits that become more pronounced with age. While all teeth show some translucency, those that are opaque and thick have an advantage: they appear lighter in color, show more sparkle, and are responsive to bleaching. Teeth that are thinner and more transparent – most notably the front teeth – have less of the pigment that is necessary for bleaching. According to cosmetic dentists, the only issue that no teeth whitening method can fix is transparency.