You Don't Have To Live With A Stained Smile

By Phil Hart, DDS
February 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

According to industry statistics from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 15 million people teeth whiteningundergo some type of cosmetic enhancement procedure in the United States each year. It's no surprise that in an image (and youth) centered society, where appearance can affect everything from professional advancement to social and romantic prospects, people are willing to invest in cosmetic improvements, which can be likened to the modern day version of the fountain of youth. But what many people may not realize is that, often, a simple trip to the dentist to correct common imperfections like stained and discolored teeth can have a major improvement in confidence, self-esteem and physical appearance.

Studies have found that whiter teeth tend to make us look younger. Dr. Phillip Hart, your Bartlett, TN, dentist offers patients both in-office and at-home professional whitening treatments to remove stains and discolorations and inject new life into a dull, weathered smiles.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Bartlett, TN

Even with regular use of whitening toothpastes and other over the counter products like gels and strips, which can help to some degree, teeth are still vulnerable to enamel erosion and staining from factors like diet, lifestyle, aging and trauma. Dental stains and discolorations can develop either from damage to the enamel on the surface layer of the teeth, most commonly through food and drinks like soy and tomato sauce, dark berries, tea, coffee and red wine. Smoking also stains teeth (and can increase the risk for gum disease and other serious health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Surface stains can be removed by a dentist with professional whitening treatments.

Some stains are caused by damage to the dentin or pulp, typically through trauma, genetic conditions, or side effects from certain types of medication. Because they develop from a deeper layer of the teeth below the enamel, this type of staining can be removed with cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.

Find a Dentist in Bartlett, TN

For many people, a brand new smile (and face!) are as little as a simple professional teeth whitening treatment away. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the office of Dr. Hart by calling (901) 386-9299 today.