You aren't alone if you want to take your smile from dull and yellow to bright and white. According to research, the top thing people wish they could change about their smile is the color of their teeth, with 90% of patients surveyed adding tooth whitening to their dental wishlist.
At Family Dental Care, our dentists, Michael Wescott, DDS, and Sujay Trivedi, DMD, specialize in making over smiles with a comprehensive line of cosmetic treatments. To help brighten your smile, we offer Opalescence GoTM at-home whitening to patients in the West Miami Beach, Florida, area looking for professional whitening results from the comfort of your home.
If you want to put your best smile forward in the new year, keep reading to learn more about whitening your teeth and how Opalescence Go can help!
Why are my teeth yellow?
Over time, the pigments from the foods and beverages you consume seep into the pores of your teeth, causing them to stain. That’s why teeth stain more the older you get.
Some of the foods and drinks that cause the most dental staining and yellowing of your teeth include:
- Coffee and black tea
- Red wines and berries
- Acidic and tomato-based foods and drinks
- Chocolates and candies
- Any foods or drinks with food coloring
- All carbonated drinks, including sparkling water and clear soda, erodes the protective enamel on your teeth
In addition, if you use tobacco products, it can speed up the rate at which your teeth yellow and cause additional staining to occur.
How can Opalescence Go help?
From whitening toothpastes to over-the-counter whitening strips and whitening trays, you have many options when it comes to whitening your teeth. Keep in mind that before trying any whitening system, it’s important to consult your dentist as not all stains are treatable with whitening products.
It’s also essential for your dentist to address any underlying dental issues, like gum disease or tooth decay, before you begin your whitening treatment, so your teeth and gums stay healthy and don’t get more damaged from the whitening chemicals.
At Family Dental Care, we offer safe and effective Opalescence Go at-home whitening to give you the best results possible. This easy-to-use system allows you to whiten both your upper and lower teeth in minutes a day. Other benefits include:
- No need for messy impressions or molds
- No prep required — it’s ready to use right out of the box
- The patented trays conform to any smile
- Available in different strengths (10% and 15% hydrogen peroxide)
- Come with added elements to keep you comfortable (potassium nitrate and fluoride)
- Your choice of melon or mint flavor
- Certified gluten-free, kosher, and vegan
By combining the power of professional strength teeth whitening with the convenience of pre-filled whitening trays that easily fit over your teeth, you’ll have perfectly white teeth in 5-10 days from the comfort of your home.
How can I keep my white, bright smile longer?
Since your teeth are porous and will continue to discolor over time, all dental whitening, both at-home and in-office treatments, require touch-up treatments at some point. But you can keep your smile whiter longer by following these tips:
- Brush and floss regularly
- Don’t skip regular dental cleanings
- Minimize your consumption of foods and beverages with dark pigments
- Avoid eating or drinking large quantities of highly acidic foods and beverages (e.g., tomatoes, citrus)
- Stay away from carbonated beverages — even clear sodas and bubbly waters
- Switch to white or green tea instead of black coffee or tea
- If you smoke or use tobacco products, quit
- Use a whitening toothpaste
The good news is that when it’s time to brighten your teeth again, the simple-to-use Opalescence Go system makes it easy to give your teeth a whitening boost.
If you’re ready to say so long to yellow teeth and hello to a whiter, brighter smile this year, contact Family Dental Care in West Miami Beach, Florida, and schedule a consultation today. You can also request an appointment online or text us using our online tool to learn more about Opalescence Go!