There are a number of different factors that can be responsible for giving a pale hue to the smile, or for making it appear dull and discoloured. Some of these include:
Improper or irregular oral hygiene
Exposure to Tetracycline during dental developmental stages
Trauma to the teeth
Smoking or chewing of tobacco
Excessive alcohol consumption
Frequent consumption of staining beverages such as tea, coffee or wine
Fortunately, the dullness caused by most of these factors can be corrected with the help of a cosmetic dental treatment known as teeth whitening. We offer outstanding whitening services to our patients at Iowa Dental at the most unbeatable prices, so you can get a brighter smile whenever you want. The procedure is very straightforward, at the clinic, we first create a barrier between the gums and the teeth because the whitening gel can irritate the soft tissues. Next the gel is spread evenly covering the crown and all teeth exposed when the patient smiles. A laser or dental light is then shone for 10-15 minutes on to this gel to activate the peroxide which breaks down the stains. If the discoloration is deep, the cycle may be repeated for two or three times. Finally, the gel is washed off and the barrier is removed to reveal a stunning new smile, which in most cases is 3-8 times brighter than before.