Will Teeth Whitening Fix Your Teeth?
Teeth whitening can be a great option for those with healthy, intact teeth and who purely need to brighten their appearance. However, that’s not always the case when we see patients for teeth whitening. Nor can teeth whitening always get your teeth as white as you’d like.
Teeth whitening can’t fix the health of your teeth, and it isn’t a fix-all for your smile. At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we focus on the whole health of your smile as well as aesthetics.
Many of the things that cause your smile to stain are also causing damage to your teeth, which is why other forms of dental intervention are often needed.
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Savannah, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to learn how we can improve the health and appearance of your smile.
How Does Staining Affect my Smile?
One common cause of tooth discoloration is that your teeth have become stained by exposure to dark-colored chemicals. Many of these chemicals can be found in everyday substances, such as:
- Red Wine
- Dark Beer
Although the above are the worst culprits for teeth staining, your teeth can also be stained by some surprising sources, such as apples and potatoes.
The reason your teeth stain is that they’re porous, meaning they have small holes that particles can infiltrate. Have you ever had tooth sensitivity after eating or drinking anything on the above list? If you have, we aren’t surprised. Those foods and drinks are sugary and acidic, which can cause tooth decay and cavities, resulting in discoloration—and poor dental health!
Limitations of Teeth Whitening
Although our whitening system, KöR, can combat stains, it is still limited in its effectiveness. It cannot combat discoloration that’s due to other causes, such as a dead or injured tooth, thin enamel, or tooth enamel that is just not as white as you might like.
Teeth whitening isn’t an elixir for your smile either. It can’t address other problems such as chips, cracks, decay, misshapen teeth, crooked teeth, and it can’t prevent the staining from happening again.
However, we have options, such as porcelain veneers to cover and protect your damaged teeth, tooth replacement or crowns if your teeth are damaged, orthodontics if your smile is filled with black gaps and more.
If you’re looking to upgrade your smile, think of health as a first priority because, in the end, healthy teeth are beautiful teeth.
When you choose Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, no matter your teeth woes, you’ll leave with a smile you are proud and happy to show. Consult with your Savannah dentist to see what your smile needs to shine bright.
KöR Teeth Whitening
For those cases where whitening is the right choice, we offer KöR teeth whitening. It’s teeth whitening that takes place at home. You put whitening compound in the custom-fitted whitening trays and wear them at night. These custom-fitted trays provide a better seal than other teeth whitening trays you may have used. This makes them more effective because it prevents saliva from diluting and breaking down the whitening compounds. It also makes them more comfortable because the whitener doesn’t leak out and irritate your gums. And KöR teeth whitening is specially formulated to reduce sensitivity associated with whitening.
The gradual whitening provides a more natural result that many people appreciate because it’s subtle. Because it happens over time, KöR teeth whitening can give you better results and is softer on your precious teeth.
If you would like to learn more about the best cosmetic dentistry in Savannah, please call (912) 234-8282 today.