LA Dental Town
Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
A bright, white smile exudes confidence and a youthful appearance, but dingy, stained, yellowing teeth can make you look older than your age. The experienced dentists at LA Dental Town in East Los Angeles want to help you look your best at every age, so they offer advanced teeth whitening solutions. Fortunately, most stains respond well to professional teeth whitening treatments. The sooner you take action, the sooner you’ll have a more dazzling smile. Learn more about laser teeth whitening treatments by calling the office today.
What causes yellow teeth?
As you get older, it’s normal for your teeth to lose a bit of their luster from your youth. Over the years, the outer layer of your tooth enamel gets thinner. This makes the inner layer of your teeth — the dentin, which is naturally yellowish in color — more visible.
Other causes of yellowing or stained teeth include:
- Consuming drinks that lead to tooth discoloration, such as red wine, coffee, tea, and dark sodas
- Eating foods that promote discoloration, including blueberries, cherries, and beets
- Poor oral hygiene
- Excessive fluoride exposure
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Certain medications and cancer treatments
- Injury or illness
Acidic foods and beverages can also contribute to yellowing teeth because they erode tooth enamel. This allows the dentin to become more visible and makes it easy for dark-colored foods to latch onto the surface of your teeth.
How can I prevent my teeth from yellowing?
The best prevention for yellowing teeth is eating a healthy diet and getting regular professional dental cleanings. Quit smoking and stop using other tobacco products, too, if you’re concerned about the color of your teeth. Practice good oral hygiene at home, including brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times a day.
If your teeth are already stained or yellowing, you can often reverse this discoloration and get a brighter, whiter smile with professional laser teeth whitening at LA Dental Town.
How does laser teeth whitening work?
Laser teeth whitening is an in-office treatment in which a laser light activates the professional bleaching agents your dentist carefully applies to your stained teeth. The laser accelerates the whitening effect on your teeth so it’s possible to reveal a smile that’s up to 12 shades lighter after just an hour in the dentist’s chair.
Traditional teeth whitening treatments use a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to whiten your teeth over time, either at the dentist or at home. But, the laser light combined with whitening agents yields outstanding results in a fraction of the time.
When you come in for a laser teeth whitening session, your dentist uses barriers to protect sensitive gum tissue, then applies the whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. While you relax or listen to music for the next hour, laser light directly activates the whitening gel on your teeth.
The process is painless, and you see the results immediately. You leave LA Dental Town with a more vibrant, vivid smile after a single visit.
Are you ready for a brighter smile that makes you look younger? Call today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment.