Many factors cause our smiles to lose their luster. It’s common for our teeth to discolor as we age, and even things like medications can cause staining to our teeth. Some of our lifestyle choices such as smoking or using tobacco products can also create our teeth to discolor, and did you know that certain foods can even change the appearance of your teeth? Dr. Sam Carroll, your Yuma cosmetic dentist, has more information on the improving the shade and brightness of your teeth.
Food and Beverages that Discolor Your Teeth
Some foods and beverages contribute to the dulling or discoloration of your teeth such as:
- Marinara or red sauce
- Red wine
- Coffee and tea
- Dark sodas
- Dark berries such as blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
The good news is that whitening your teeth can help combat the effects of foods and beverages that stain your teeth. At Sam Carroll, DMD, we offer a couple of options for teeth whitening that can help put the pizazz back into your smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Yuma AZ
Dr. Carroll and his team offer both in-office whitening and take-home whitening trays for your convenience. If you’re looking for immediate results, in-office whitening can meet your needs. In one short appointment, we can brighten your teeth six to ten shades. You’ll leave the office with a dazzling new smile!
For take-home trays, we create custom fit trays made from impressions taken of your teeth. You’ll receive a high strength whitening gel and a crash course on how to safely apply it to your dishes. Next, you’ll be off to complete your whitening at home at your leisure. This option works well for patients who may want to update their smiles down the road because we always have additional tubes of whitening gel for sale in our office.
If you’re thinking of brightening your smile with teeth whitening, give us a call today to discuss your options and schedule your next appointment. We love to create dream smiles for patients!