A recent study conducted by the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry shows that adults in the United States spend over 1.4 billion dollars a year in the quest for a brighter smile. Over time however, unsightly teeth stains can dull even the brightest smiles. How do you obtain a brighter smile and how do you keep your teeth free of embarrassing discoloration?

Fighting the Causes of Teeth Stains

Your Richardson TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, understands that with good dental habits, you can help your smile stay brighter for longer. Each day, you should brush your teeth twice and floss once. This helps cleanse your mouth of stray food particles and harmful bacteria, reducing the appearance of plaque buildup. Plaque irritates the gums, weakens tooth enamel, and increases the chances of developing teeth stains. In addition, you should see your Richardson TX dentist once every six months for a thorough dental cleaning. Dr. Truong will remove plaque buildup and polish your teeth, so you leave with a brighter smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

To help you combat unsightly teeth stains, your Richardson TX dentist provides an array of teeth whitening options. We offer an in-office teeth whitening procedure that involves placing a powerful bleaching gel onto the teeth. Next, Dr. Truong will use a special light to activate the bleaching ingredients. In less than an hour, you can obtain a noticeably brighter smile. We also provide an at-home option. This teeth whitening technique involves wearing a custom-made whitening tray filled with bleaching gel for a set amount of time each day. The entire process takes about two weeks. Finally, for those with permanent discoloration that teeth whitening may not be able to remove, we provide porcelain veneers and dental bonding, which masks the appearance of permanent teeth stains.

About Dr. Truong: Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).