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How You Can Brighten Your Smile in One Hour 

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As we age, our smile can become discolored and darker in nature due to various lifestyle factors. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in about an hour right here in our office. This quick in-office treatment can help you achieve a smile you’re confident with. Here is what you can expect from the treatment. 

Types of Teeth Stains 

We often see teeth change color due to surface stains, change in the makeup of the tooth, or both causes combined together. Crest explains that dental professionals have identified three main categories of tooth discoloration:

Extrinsic Stains

An extrinsic tooth stain is a stain on the surface of the tooth. It occurs when stain particles, like residue from food or drink, build up on the film of protein that covers the tooth enamel. These types of stains are typically caused by tobacco use or by drinking coffee, tea, or soda on a regular basis. 

Intrinsic Stains

An intrinsic tooth stain is staining below the surface of the tooth. This happens when stain-causing particles work through the exterior of the tooth and accumulate within the tooth enamel. Intrinsic stains are commonly caused by excessive fluoride use, especially in children. 

Age-related Stains

As we get older, we can experience tooth discoloration due to both extrinsic and intrinsic stains. The tissue of your teeth, the dentin, naturally turns more yellow over the years. As we get older, the enamel thins and the dentin is more noticeable. Intrinsic causes of discoloration combined with extrinsic causes, like eating and drinking certain foods, will cause most adults to experience tooth discoloration with age. 

Causes of Discolored Smiles

There are a number of different reasons that teeth can change colors. WebMD explains that those include: 

  • Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth.
  • Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth.
  • Poor dental hygiene. Not brushing, flossing, or rinsing enough to remove plaque and stain-producing substances.
  • Disease. Several diseases that can affect enamel and dentin can lead to tooth discoloration. Further, treatments for certain conditions can also affect the color of the teeth. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause tooth discoloration along with certain infections and more. 
  • Medications. Antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline can change the color of the teeth when given to children whose teeth are still developing. Additionally, mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride, antihistamines like Benadryl, and blood pressure medication can also cause tooth discoloration. 
  • Dental materials. Materials that contain silver sulfide in dentistry can cast a gray-black color on teeth. 
  • Genetics. Some people have brighter or thicker enamel than others.
  • Environment. Excessive fluoride from the environment (naturally high fluoride in levels of water) or from excessive fluoride use in applications, rinses, and more can cause tooth discoloration.
  • Trauma. Damage from an injury, especially in those whose teeth are still developing, can cause tooth discoloration. Adults who suffer from trauma at a later age can also experience a change in color of the affected tooth. 

Teeth Whitening with Mountain Aire Dentistry

At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we want to help you get and maintain your ideal smile. One way we can do this is through Zoom Teeth Whitening right here in Broomfield, Colorado. This quick and professional in-office whitening treatment can brighten your smile up to 8 shades after one treatment. The process is fairly simple. Here are the steps taken to whiten your teeth:

  • We will clean your teeth.
  • Your lips and gums will be covered to protect them from exposure to the whitening material.
  • A hydrogen peroxide gel will be added to your teeth and left there for 15 minutes.
  • We will shine a Zoom LED light over your teeth to activate the hydrogen peroxide. This will penetrate the tooth’s surface to help dissolve discoloration and stains. 
  • This process will be repeated two more times. 

Once you have completed your three 15-minute whitening sessions, you will leave our office with a brighter, more confident smile. We will make sure that you leave with instructions on how to care for your brighter smile at home, as well as a touch-up kit that will help you maintain your whiter smile for longer. 

Brighten Your Smile with Mountain Aire Dentistry

If you want to get rid of surface stains and brighten your smile, make an appointment with Mountain Aire Dentistry today. Call us now at (303)-731-7755 to take the first step towards getting a smile you are more confident with. 

 


291 E Flatiron Crossing Dr,
Broomfield, CO 80021

(303) 731-7755

 

When you visit our Broomfield dental office, your smile is our top priority. Our Dentists invite you to experience the difference a warm and caring team can provide for you and your family. Enjoy a unique and comfortable dental experience designed to bring a healthier and happier smile back into your life. We invite you to call or visit our Broomfield dental office and discover the exceptional difference we offer to those we serve.

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