Do you have stubborn tooth stains that just won’t go away? Are yellowed and darkened teeth impacting the look of your smile? Receive professional teeth whitening treatment in our Zachary, LA dental office today.
At Morris Family Dentistry, Dr. Chad Morris helps patients meet their cosmetic dental goals while improving their oral and overall health. After patients receive professional whitening treatment, they are often more motivated to take care of their smiles. Routine oral hygiene can brighten the smile while keeping infection at bay.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services Dr. Morris offers.
Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration
There are multiple factors that lead to discolored teeth:
- Poor Oral Hygiene: Patients who do not routinely brush and floss their teeth twice a day may end up with yellowed, discolored teeth. Gently brushing the tooth enamel and removing bacteria buildup between the teeth can help brighten the smile and improve oral health.
- Tobacco Products: Cigarettes, vapes, and other products that contain tobacco stain the tooth enamel.
- Foods and Beverages: Some foods and beverages contain chromogens, which are pigments that attach to teeth. Coffee, tea, wine, tomatoes, and berries can cause tooth stains.
- Certain Medications: Patients who take antihistamines, antipsychotics, may notice sudden tooth discoloration. Please let our office know your medical and dental history so we can custom-tailor treatment for your needs.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
For the convenience of our patients, we provide customized take-home teeth whitening treatment. Although patients will need to visit our office for their customized kit, they can whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes. First, we will take dental impressions in our dental office. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where the custom whitening trays are created. Once the trays are complete, we will ensure that the trays fit precisely. We will provide patients with their professional teeth whitening kit that includes their custom trays and whitening gel.
Other Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
Some people have stains on their teeth that will not respond to professional teeth whitening. For these patients, we will recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment.
Tooth Bonding – This is a very affordable treatment that involves applying a tooth colored resin to the tooth. Your dentist will mold it into the proper shape to hide any tooth blemish.
Porcelain Veneers – This a more permanent option since it involves removing a small a mount of tooth enamel. A dental veneer is a thin shell that your dentist will bond to the front of your tooth. They are made out of porcelain which is a material that mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that will instantly whiten your teeth.
Whiten Your Smile Today
Do you want a brighter smile? Ask Dr. Morris about professional teeth whitening today. Request a dental appointment with Dr. Morris online or call Morris Family Dentistry today at 225.725.7565. If you have any remaining questions about teeth whitening, please let Dr. Morris know at your next consultation. He will be happy to help you.