Proper oral health care and hygiene begins at a young age. As a matter of fact, the sooner you begin, the better your chances are of maintaining a healthy smile for life. Indeed, our smiles endure a significant amount of wea over the years, and the constant barrage of oral bacteria, infection, decay, and other concerns never truly stops. Because of this, it is imperative we take an active role in our oral care. Still, however, sometimes threats can be surface-level in nature and do not pose a significant threat to your health. That does not mean, however, that they should go by unnoticed. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses the need for cosmetic dentistry, and how most adults can benefit from a teeth-whitening treatment.
A Lifetime of Threats
Whether you are aware of it or not, your grin is constantly on the defensive against a myriad of factors. What’s more? Most factors influence your smile in a negative way as opposed to a positive one, and it is only a matter of time before your situation becomes worse. Indeed, traditional issues such as decay and infection, as well as non-traditional concerns such as sleeping disorders and teeth grinding, all contribute to your smile’s integrity.
Even everyday practices such as eating or drinking can contribute to complications, both health-related and surface-level. While it goes without saying that your oral health should be a top priority, that statement does not necessarily mean that other concerns should be ignored. For instance, stains develop naturally as a smile ages, and while they may not indicate infection, a person can still be displeased with how they influence their grin. Because of this, cosmetic dental options exist. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.
Breaking Apart Difficult Stains
Because you are constantly facing a barrage of oral threats that can influence your smile’s integrity, most patients can benefit from cosmetic treatment such as teeth-whitening. Indeed, when you come in for your treatment, we will begin by applying a strong, yet safe, bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth. This material is then activated using a special light, and the gel will set to work breaking apart and lifting difficult stains.
A Brighter Shine
During your visit, you will begin to notice a difference of up to several shades brighter. What’s more? You can say goodbye to those pesky stains that may have developed from years of coffee consumption or other means. For patients with a hectic schedule, ask our team about take-home whitening tray options.
Schedule Your Visit
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and loving the smile you are in, contact Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS in Houston, TX by calling 713-796-9600 and schedule your next appointment with our team today.