Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

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Why Do Teeth Lose Their Whiteness?

Unhappy with a dull smile or yellowed teeth? Sometimes tooth discoloration is out of your control, but with professional teeth whitening, you can get your sparkling smile back in as little as one in-office treatment.

If your teeth were once sparkly white but now appear yellowed or discolored, you’re not alone. Many people book a professional teeth whitening appointment at Allure Dental of Hollywood to restore their smile’s whiteness and brightness.

Our experienced dental team uses the Zoom teeth whitening system to make your teeth several shades whiter. In addition to in-office treatments, we also offer take-home trays that you can use to brighten your smile before special occasions.

Common causes of tooth discoloration

There are several reasons why your teeth lose their whiteness over time, including the natural aging process.

As you get older, the protective enamel on your teeth starts to thin out and wear away. Thinning enamel makes the inner dentin material more apparent, giving your teeth a yellowish appearance. The use of certain medications can also cause yellow discoloration.

Another reason your teeth lose whiteness relates to your lifestyle. When you regularly consume dark-colored foods or drinks, they can stain your enamel. These stains can become deep-set, even with regular brushing and flossing.

Teeth-staining foods include:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark juices
  • Beets
  • Berries

Brown-tinted tooth discoloration is a common side effect of smoking and tobacco use. Your teeth can also appear brown or gray if you don’t practice good oral hygiene, or if you injure one or more of your teeth.

Zoom teeth whitening to the rescue

The Zoom teeth whitening system uses a professional grade whitener to eliminate stain molecules, including the deep-set stains caused by eating and smoking.

Professional teeth whitening isn’t effective on dental discoloration caused by medications or injuries. We also can’t whiten dental crowns, fillings, or veneers. Comprehensive oral health exams are available to ensure Zoom teeth whitening treatments are a viable option for you.

If you are a candidate for whitening, our dental team protects your gums and lips from irritation before applying the whitening gel to your teeth. We also use amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) along with a special blue LED light to accelerate the whitening process without damaging your enamel.

The Zoom whitening system is strong enough to fight discoloration, but won’t make your teeth more sensitive like over-the-counter whitening products can. Zoom professional whitening treatments can also provide more satisfactory results than retail products – getting your teeth up to eight shades whiter in a single 45-minute treatment session.

Benefits of at-home whitening trays

To help you keep your teeth white and bright after your in-office whitening treatment, our providers offer take-home trays that contain a professional-strength whitening gel.

We create the trays by taking an impression of your teeth. The custom trays ensure a great fit in your mouth to maximize your whitening results.

While at-home whitening can improve the appearance of your smile as well as in-office treatments, it can take longer to see your results. Typically, teeth become visibly whiter within one to two weeks after you use the trays.

Our dentists also provide recommendations you can follow to maintain your whiter smile. You should schedule routine dental exams and cleanings every six months, brush and floss after each meal, and rinse your teeth after drinking coffee, tea, or other foods that stain.

To schedule a tooth whitening consultation at Allure Dental of Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida, give us a call today or use our easy online booking feature to make an appointment any time.