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Is Your Smile Ready for Holiday Photos? Learn How Professional Teeth Whitening Can Help

You remember that when you were in your teens, your smile looked really great – sparkling and bright. Maybe you noticed that around your late 20's or 30s your teeth started to look a tad darker.

What Happened to My Youthful Smile?

Even if you take great care of your teeth, factors come into play that can dull the brightest smile.

Natural Discoloration

The enamel on the surface of your tooth is what makes teeth look so sparkling white. Enamel covers up and protects the tooth's inner structure, dentin, which has a slightly yellow tinge.

Over the years, natural wear, eating and drinking wears down the enamel and causes micro-cracks that collect debris and stains. At the same time, your enamel becomes more transparent, allowing the yellowish dentin to show through.

Food and Beverages

If you routinely consume tea, coffee, cola, red wine, or tobacco products, you will probably notice more severe staining. All can cause your teeth to appear stained, discolored, or even brown as is the case with tobacco use.

Dental Trauma

If you suffer an injury to one of your teeth, such as a bump or a chip, that tooth may begin to darken. This usually indicates that there has been damage to the nerve inside the tooth, and a dentist will need to evaluate the situation.

Professional Teeth Whitening Transforms Your Smile

Although all these factors can cause anything from mild to serious discoloration, teeth whitening or bleaching can dramatically reverse the staining. At Pruce Dental, we offer KöR teeth whitening at our Washington, PA dental office. KöR is a fantastic new system that can whiten your teeth by as much as 16 shades over several weeks of treatment.

Everything changes as we get older, but you can turn back the clock on a dull or tired-looking smile. Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to talk to you about our options for reviving your beautiful, bright smile.