beautiful white smileA big beautiful smile full of bright white teeth is a sign of confidence, success, and living a happy life. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth because of their color, shape, or any other reason, call Creekside Dental. We will address your concerns and provide solutions that will help you look and feel your best.

Why do teeth change color?

Even with daily brushing and flossing, the pearly whites don’t always stay so pearly white. Obvious reasons, such as drinking coffee or red wine, eating certain foods, and tobacco use all contribute to tooth discoloration. However, some reasons may be out of our control, including:

  • Normal aging process
  • Certain Diseases
  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Medications
  • Some dental materials such as amalgam or other metal

Why is teeth whitening important?

As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. One of the first things we notice about other people is their smile. Having a great smile can give you the confidence you need to lead an important sales meeting, hang out with friends, or go on a first date.

However, if your teeth are dark or severely discolored, you might be hesitant to smile and more guarded in your interactions with others. This can lead to uncomfortable or awkward situations.

What are teeth whitening options?

There are steps you can take to keep your smile looking great. Cutting down on coffee, tea, and red wine, and eliminating tobacco products helps. Good home oral hygiene and regular professional dental care is important, too. Creekside Dental offers multiple options to help you achieve a smile you are happy with.

Some of these include:

  • Bonding – A composite material is bonded to the tooth and can change the color and shape of the tooth, improving appearance.
  • Veneers – Veneers are thin ceramic restorations that are bonded to teeth to improve their shape and color, and/or fill spaces between teeth.
  • Whitening agents – Bleaching is most commonly done by applying a whitening agent to the teeth. This is typically done by using custom fitting trays.

Schedule an appointment with Creekside Dental today to find out why your teeth aren’t as white as they could be, or to learn more about our teeth whitening process. We have more than 25 years of experience with teeth whitening in Vancouver, WA, as well as other cosmetic procedures to make sure you have your best possible smile.