It’s natural for the teeth to get darker as we age — but living with a smile that looks less than perfect just isn’t necessary these days. If you’re ready to turn back time to reveal a younger, fresher you, professional teeth whitening in New Orleans could be perfect for you.
Dr. Todd Canatella and our team offer two options in whitening: in-office and take-home treatments. Keep reading to learn more about teeth whitening, why it’s necessary, and how to enjoy a brighter smile for longer. We’ve got the smile scoop in this week’s blog post!
Why Do Teeth Get Darker With Age?
Your teeth are covered in a hard outer layer of tooth enamel which protects the soft interior. It’s porous and naturally white (though the exact shade of teeth varies based on genetics). As we get older, though, the tooth enamel becomes more brittle and less resistant to stains. Daily exposure to highly pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco use, and less-than-perfect dental hygiene will all take a toll on the shade of your smile.
Fortunately, professional teeth whitening helps reverse the signs of age on your teeth.
Your Options in Whitening
We are pleased to offer in-office and take-home whitening. Take-home whitening is completed nightly over the course of two weeks; it’s a better option for patients who are prone to teeth sensitivity. During an exam with your New Orleans dentist they will evaluate the level of staining on your teeth and determine which option is best for you. Of course, you could just swing by the pharmacy or grocery store on your way home from work today for an over-the-counter whitening treatment. But the truth is these solutions simply don’t work as well as what you can get from your dentist. They are also more prone to being overused or abused, as people continue to use them for longer than the recommended time in an effort to reach the whitening they wish for. For the safest, most effective teeth whitening, you should always trust your dentist for a professional solution.
Keep Your Smile Brighter, Longer
We know you’ll love your results after completing an in-office or take-home whitening treatment from Dr. Canatella. It could be the only whitening you ever need! By taking just a few easy steps, you can enjoy your bright white smile for years to come.
- Rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after eating or drinking dark foods and beverages like wine, coffee, ripe berries, tomato pasta sauce, turmeric, and curry.
- Drink dark beverages through a straw whenever possible.
- Pair tomato pasta sauce and red wine with crusty bread to naturally scrub away stain-causing pigments.
- Chew sugarless gum between meals and in the afternoon.
- Attend regular dental checkups and cleanings to maintain healthy, polished teeth.
Questions? Talk to Us Today!
If you’re ready to reveal your most youthful smile, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Canatella Dental. We invite you to request an appointment with your dentist in New Orleans today!