You’ve noticed the change in your smile. You’ve tried to avoid thinking about it, but it’s there every time you brush your teeth in the morning and the evening.
That “whitening” toothpaste you bought doesn’t seem to be doing much. If anything, the stains on your teeth have only gotten worse.
Then you start thinking about what’s coming up — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s — and you think about the pictures. Many of those photos will be posted to social media and shared with hundreds of people.
Highlands Ranch Smiles has two cosmetic services that can bring back your bright, white smile in time for your first plate of food on Thanksgiving or before you pick secret Santas at work.
White Smiles With Professional Teeth Whitening
It’s normal for your teeth to become yellower and darker as you get older. The stains on your teeth develop gradually.
For better or worse, practically everything you eat or drink adds to those stains. Coffee, soft drinks, tea, and wine are known to affect the color of your teeth. Pasta with its colorful sauces, pizza, Mexican food, and even healthy snacks like fruits and berries contribute the stains as well.
And don’t get us started on tobacco. Using any tobacco product is going to speed up the staining process.
While it can be tempting to pick up a whitening kit or a package of whitening strips from the store, many times they aren’t going to work as well as you would like. These products contain bleaching agents, but in much lower concentrations than you will find in our KöR whitening at Highlands Ranch Smiles.
KöR isn’t just a professional teeth whitening system. It’s considered by many to be the best whitening system around.
KöR does a few things that preserve the power of its products. First, they keep their products refrigerated. Whitening products can start to react in warmer temperatures, which can make them weaker than they should be when they are applied to your teeth. By keeping their products cool, KöR whitening is stronger when it touches your teeth.
Second, KöR developed a tri-barrel tube. This keeps reactive ingredients separate from one another until they are applied to your teeth. This way, you receive as much of KöR’s stain-fighting benefits as possible.
White Smiles With Dental Veneers
For most people with deep stains, KöR whitening will do an excellent job of reviving their smiles.
But KöR isn’t the only way to bring back your white teeth.
Dental veneers can be as effective (and often more so) for many patients.
Veneers aren’t going to remove the stains from your teeth. Instead, veneers are more like putting new siding on your house or upgrading the facade of a building.
Dental veneers are crafted to fit your teeth. When they are bonded in place, your smile can look as white and bright as you want. Veneers are also more stain resistant than real teeth, which can help you maintain your white smile for a long time.
And if you come to Highlands Ranch Smiles, you can get Lumineers, which are the thinnest veneers available today. This is important because it means we don’t have to remove enamel from your teeth. For patients with sensitive teeth, this is a big advantage.
Veneers can cover stains, but they can also conceal teeth that are discolored because of injuries, illnesses, or reactions to some medications.
How Should You Whiten Your Smile?
The best way to answer that question is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
During your visit, Dr. Michelle Haynes or Dr. Courtney McKeever can examine your teeth closely. If you need to address an issue with tooth decay or gum disease, we will want to fix that first.
This will also give you an opportunity to ask questions about our professional teeth whitening and about dental veneers. We want you to have the information you need to make the choice that works best for you.
Just think, you could have a bright, white smile again in a matter of weeks. To change your smile in time for this year’s holiday season, plan to visit us soon!