Brightening Smiles with Teeth Whitening in Corpus Christi
No question about it—stained and discolored teeth do not enhance the appearance of your smile. White teeth, on the other hand, not only make your smile more beautiful, they also make you look younger, more personable and even more successful. So who wouldn't want a whiter smile? Fortunately, Corpus Christi cosmetic dentist Dr. Pitarra offers custom crafted, professional take-home whitening kits so you can have a smile that is dramatically whiter in about two weeks.
Teeth Staining and Discoloration
Take a look at the smile of most young children and you'll see why teeth are called pearly whites. Their teeth are white as snow and they have a luster that resembles a pearl. With time, however, those lovely characteristics begin to dull and darken.
One of the primary culprits is the food and beverages we enjoy. Do you start your day with a morning cup of coffee or tea? That caffeine boost may be what you need to rouse your senses, but after years and years the chemicals that give these beverages their dark color can accumulate on the enamel of your teeth and in micro-cracks. The result is a smile that begins to look yellowed.
Other things that can stain and discolor your teeth include:
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Teeth grinding and clenching
- Injury that causes bleeding inside of a tooth
- Some antibiotics, chemotherapy and radiation
- Aging and genetics
Teeth Whitening to the Rescue
You’ve no doubt seen a number of teeth whitening products sold over-the-counter at your grocery or pharmacy. The problem with these is that there’s no way to know how long they’ve been on the shelf and whitening ingredients grow weaker with time. Dr. Pitarra's take-home whitening kits have more whitening power and you can be sure the ingredients are fresh and strong.
Moreover, we give you custom-fitted application trays that keep the whitening gel close to your teeth and keep out saliva, which can neutralize the gel’s effectiveness.
Custom Teeth Whitening Plans
Corpus Christi cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pitarra will work with you to develop a teeth whitening plan designed just for your smile. She’ll consider the current condition of you teeth, whether or not you have any tooth sensitivity, and just how white you’d like your smile to be. Then, we can recommend the best dosage of whitening gel, the correct application time and the length of treatment required to meet your goals. Most of our patients see a whiter and brighter smile after about two weeks of treatment.