Welcome to the Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog, Arlington! I am Dr. Stephen Ratcliff. Today’s post focuses on teeth whitening.
Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, but I see staining on young patients, as well. Grand Prairie area residents of all ages want whiter teeth.
To protect from staining, it is important to brush after meals to remove substances that can stain. After consuming acidic foods or drinks, however, it is better to rinse your mouth with water to dilute the acid. This will protect your enamel.
Tooth whitening products like kits, strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is your brilliant solution!
If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.
In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and can produce marvelous results over time.
For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our warm and friendly team for a tooth whitening consultation today!
Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry including dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dentures. Ask us about financing options.