As the holidays approach, you're probably thinking about the pictures you'll be in. Looking your absolute best is crucial, especially around this time of year.
Suppose you're concerned about how your smile looks. In that case, you have some options, including professional whitening treatments, to ensure your pearly whites shine for the obligatory family photos.
If you’re longing for an extreme smile makeover, Dr. Gabriel Polo and the Woodland Lakes Dental Studio team are experts in that area. Dr. Polo understands the importance of a shiny white smile, no matter what time of year it is.
It's not uncommon to have teeth that aren't as white as they used to be. Years of food, drinks, and external factors contribute to the staining of your teeth.
Your teeth are exposed to various things that cause them to become dull, yellow, and discolored. Certain foods and drinks are known to cause staining on your teeth. Common staining agents include:
But food isn't the only reason your teeth aren't as white as they were before. Smoking or chewing tobacco also results in a yellowish discoloration of your teeth.
Children younger than eight years old can suffer discoloration from dental trauma. It happens when the injury disrupts enamel formation, causing their teeth to become permanently discolored. In some cases, damage to adult teeth can also cause discoloration.
Genetics, poor dental hygiene, and aging are other factors that make your teeth yellow or stained.
Now that you know what causes teeth staining, what can you do about it? You may be tempted to try over-the-counter whiteners, but beware — they're not usually reliable and can cause sensitivity in your teeth.
Suppose you're looking for a surefire way to get a whiter smile. In that case, Dr. Polo offers in-office whitening treatments for immediate results. Professional whitening is the safest and most effective way to overhaul your smile.
Our team brings you into the treatment room for your whitening appointment. Once you're comfortable, Dr. Polo applies a gel layer to your gums, protecting them from the bleaching agent.
He then applies a bleaching agent to your teeth and activates it with a specialized light. Once it's done working, Dr. Polo removes the bleach from your teeth. The results are immediate, and you can leave the office with a dazzling smile.
Your appointment takes less than an hour, and our team sends you home with the proper tools to keep your teeth white through the holidays.
Suppose you're looking for a more convenient and gradual option. In that case, Dr. Polo also offers take-home whitening trays for the same excellent results.
Dr. Polo customizes the trays to your teeth and your specific needs. The take-home process takes a little longer to achieve a whiter smile, but it’s performed conveniently in your own home.
You wear the trays every day until you reach the desired whitening results you're hoping for. Once you have a whiter smile, you can use the trays for touch-ups.
You'll be able to show off your sparkling smile in no time, no matter what whitening option you choose.
If you need a smile makeover, you can request an appointment today by calling our office in Conroe, Texas, or booking a consultation with Dr. Polo online.