Did you know that daily lifestyle habits and factors can cause your teeth to become dulled, yellowed, and even stained? Over time, most people experience tooth discoloration to one degree or another. The following factors may all contribute to the yellowing and discoloration of your teeth:

  • The consumption of certain beverages, including wine, coffee, soda, and tea, as well as highly pigmented foods like berries
  • Certain illnesses and medications
  • The natural aging process
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Fluorosis (exposure to extremely high concentrations of fluoride while the teeth are forming)
  • Tobacco use

If your teeth have become dulled and darkened, Dr. Laurin Cardwell has a solution to turn back the clock and rejuvenate your smile: teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is a safe, effective way to lighten the appearance of stains and discoloration on your teeth. This results in a whiter, brighter smile that you will love to show off! Teeth whitening uses custom-made bleaching trays, which are filled with a whitening gel. You then simply wear the trays over your teeth for the period of time recommended by your dentist. Most patients see noticeable results in just a couple of treatments. To discover how you can achieve a more stunning smile, we welcome you to contact us today at Cardwell Family Dentistry and ask about professional teeth whitening in Sylva, North Carolina.