San Jose Cosmetic Dentist’s Brighter Smile Test!

beautiful woman with a gorgeous smileYou don’t have to be a smoker or consummate coffee drinker for stains to develop on your teeth. While bad habits like tobacco use and excessive consumption of dark liquids can stain your teeth quicker and more conspicuously, the truth is that tooth stains develop from any of your meals and beverages, as well as a host of other factors. Because of the prevalence of teeth stains even in the midst of good oral hygiene, teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures today. To help determine if professional teeth-whitening is right for you, take our short bright smile quiz below, provided by your San Jose cosmetic dentist, Dr. Randall LaFrom.

Is Teeth-Whitening for You?

Are you unhappy with the color/shade of your smile?

Unlike most dental health issues, tooth stains don’t typically sneak up on you. By their very nature, tooth stains are almost immediately visible, and often, they pose no greater threat than a diminished smile. If your teeth are darker than you remember them being, or if one or more teeth are visibly stained against the backdrop of your pearly whites, then you might benefit from one of our professional teeth-whitening procedures.

Do you snack often?

The process by which your food and drinks stain your teeth occurs on a molecular level, and can be traced to small particles chromogens. These strongly pigmented molecules dictate the color of your consumables, and they have a nasty tendency to cling to your tooth enamel. The attachment is made easier when your enamel is weakened, such as when oral bacteria consume sugar and carbs and convert them into acid. The more often you snack throughout the day, the more often your teeth are exposed to bacterial acid and the weaker your enamel becomes, making it easier for chromogens to hold on and stain your teeth.

Are your teeth or gums in the grips of tooth decay or gum disease?

If your teeth are stained or discolored due to a dental disease, then teeth-whitening is not the option for you. Dr. LaFrom will focus first on ensuring that your smile is free of disease to prevent further cosmetic and structural damage to your teeth and gums. Once your smile is healthy and fully functional, teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental procedures can help restore its outward beauty and complete your smile makeover.

Learn More About Your Options for Whitening Your Teeth in San Jose

To learn more about professional teeth-whitening or our many other cosmetic dental treatments, schedule a dental consultation with your San Jose cosmetic dentist by calling LaFrom Dentistry at (408) 996-8595. Located in the 95014 area, we proudly serve patients from Cupertino, Saratoga, Campbell, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, and the surrounding communities.

~ by cupertinodentist on June 11, 2013.

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