Why Do Teeth Darken?
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: August 2, 2011
Teeth darken and dim with aging; staining from certain foods, beverages and prescription medications; the use of tobacco products; the environment and genetics. It is understandable, then, why professional tooth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures across the country.Over-the-counter tooth whitening systems to correct darkened teeth often provide unsatisfactory and disappointing results, and you are often left with tooth sensitivity due to the chemical reactions created with your tooth enamel. Increased tooth sensitivity may also indicate a problem not related to tooth whitening procedures such as gum disease or tooth decay, so make sure your dentist is aware of this problem to avoid dental disease in the future.
In order for a tooth whitening system to be effective it must be safe to use, give long lasting results and be administered under the guidance and supervision of a dental professional.
Professional tooth whitening systems administered under the supervision and guidance of a cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Fialka-Eshenko is safe, effective and the results are dramatic and immediate. You can choose to have tooth whitening performed in-office or with an at-home system to be used anytime, according to your schedule and at your convenience.
If you would like to learn more about tooth whitening, please contact Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko today to schedule an evaluation of your smile and discuss what options are available to brighten that smile.