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Whiten Your Smile For a White Christmas

Posted by Dieterlen Dental Dec 02, 2022

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Are you looking for some last-minute Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones? Teeth whitening is a perfect gift for you or your loved ones to cherish for a long time. It helps in boosting confidence and self-esteem.

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

There are many things that can cause discoloration of your teeth, including age, genetics, and certain medications. Certain food and drinks can also discolor your teeth due to the staining nature of the ingredients used and the acidity of the beverages. Coffee, soda, wine, and other dark-colored drinks can contribute to the yellowing of your smile. Tobacco use is another common culprit for tooth discoloration. The nicotine in cigarettes constricts your blood vessels and reduces blood flow to your gums. This can cause the gums to turn black or brown from a lack of nutrients. In addition, smoking can stain your teeth directly. Smoking breaks down the enamel on your teeth, causing yellowing in addition to a host of other oral health problems. Lastly, some types of food can lead to tooth stains, such as berries, tomato sauce, curry, beets, soy sauce, and more. For any staining that does happen, teeth whitening can help restore your smile to its former glory!

Types of Teeth Whitening

In-Office Whitening Treatments

The best way to whiten your teeth is with an in-office treatment. We'll apply the whitening gel to your teeth and then use a special light to increase its efficacy. This is usually the fastest and most effective way to whiten your smile, but there are several other options that may work for you as well. We also offer at-home whitening kits that you wear for a short amount of time each day until you achieve the results you want. Fortunately, with professional teeth whitening services from our dentist's office, you can brighten your smile drastically for one of the best holidays of the year – Christmas! You'll be ready to smile big as you open presents with your relatives.

No matter what option you choose, make sure to schedule your teeth whitening appointment before the end of the year! 

Do-it-Yourself Whitening Kits

Some at-home teeth whitening kits are safe to use on your teeth! You just need to be sure you're only using them as directed. You don't want to overdo it when it comes to whitening your teeth – you just want them to look whiter and brighter. Using too much bleaching gel can cause irritation to your gums and soft tissues. And it can also make them more sensitive after treatment than they used to be.

Remember that even store-bought products can be harmful when used incorrectly. If you're experiencing sensitivity, you should discontinue use immediately. 

To schedule an appointment for teeth whitening before your holiday gathering, contact Dieterlen Dental at 3015 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137, or call (918) 299-2400.

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