What do you have planned for the summer? Maybe a wedding or two? A family reunion or other get-together? Maybe you’re counting down the days to a big trip or just plan to hang out by the pool.
Regardless, make sure you have a smile that shines as bright as the season. At Davenport Dental Group, we have professional teeth whitening treatments that will lift a lifetime of stains from your pearly whites.
What You Eat Stays on Your Teeth
There are actually two types of tooth discoloration. Intrinsic stains go deep beneath the enamel, into the inner tooth structure. They are often caused by trauma, medical conditions, or certain drugs.
Extrinsic stains are confined to the enamel layer of the teeth, and are the most common. These are caused by food, drink, and other lifestyle factors. Some of the major culprits include:
- Tobacco use
- Dark beverages like soft drinks, coffee, and tea
- Certain foods, including tomato-based sauces and berries
- Poor dental hygiene
- Acidic foods, which roughen the surface of the enamel, enabling pigments to stick better
Genes also play a role. Some people have enamel that’s naturally brighter and more resistant to stains. For those who didn’t hit that genetic jackpot, we offer professional teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening Options For You
You can choose from two teeth whitening solutions at our two Laredo dentist offices. We can whiten your teeth quickly here in our office, or you can take whitening solution home and improve your smile in the comfort of your own home.
Zoom In-Office Whitening – Zoom earned its name by being one of the fastest ways to whiten your teeth in a dentist office. With a high-powered whitening solution and activating light, we can transform your smile by several shades in a simple one-hour treatment session. This is great if you want your smile to be whiter within days.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening – Many people aren’t in a hurry, and they prefer to care for their mouth in the privacy of their home. For these patients we recommend take-home whitening. We’ll provide custom-fitting trays and the perfect amount of whitening solution. You’ll place the solution on your teeth every day for about two weeks. After that period of time, you’ll have a dramatically whiter smile!
Choose the option that works best for you! Both will do a wonderful job, and we can’t wait to see you more confident with your newly improved smile. Call one of our two dentist offices at 956-242-6745 (Junction Drive) or 956-517-2695 (Winfield) to schedule your next appointment. If you’re unsure, just ask us about your options at your next dental cleaning!