Bright, white teeth and healthy, pink gums are two of the main characteristics of aesthetically-pleasing smiles. If the color of either or both the teeth and gums is off, it can negatively impact the beauty of the smile. Certain factors, whether from natural occurrences, repeated daily activities, or more serious issues, can lead to the discoloration of both the teeth and gums. Tooth and gum discoloration can occur as a result of routinely consuming staining foods and drinks, medication, disease, or smoking. Discolored or stained teeth appear yellowed or have white streaks or spots. Gum tissue that appears swollen and red or white in color may be a sign that a more serious condition is present, and can be evaluated at your appointment.
Whether from natural or habitual reasons, discoloration can oftentimes be reversed with professional gum bleaching and teeth whitening in Lafayette, IN. These cosmetic dentistry treatments are highly effectively at removing stains and discoloration from the teeth and restoring gums to a more aesthetic color. Color of the teeth and gums, just like shape and positioning, can be miscalculated and harm the smile’s natural aesthetics. It is best to seek the expertise of dentists specialized in cosmetic dentistry.
Receiving treatment from trained dentists assures that bleaching and teeth whitening not only correct discoloration but do so in a way that provides the greatest aesthetics to the smile. We will recommend the most complementary shade for your teeth and gums, and our Opalescence® take-home teeth whitening kits will be personalized to this shade. In our office, gum depigmentation procedures are completed with a whitening solution and a careful removal of the thinnest top layer of the gum tissue to rid the area of melatonin-producing cells. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of discoloration. If you are concerned about the color of your teeth or gums, professional bleaching and teeth whitening in Lafayette, IN, can provide dramatic enhancements to your smile’s aesthetics!