Imagine you are shopping for a new vehicle.

At the first dealership that you visit, a salesman approaches. He greets you with a handshake and an awkward smile as if he’s trying to hide his teeth.

As you talk to him, you start to understand the awkward smile. His teeth are yellow and stained and uneven in color. He may be embarrassed by the appearance of his teeth.

You thank him for his time and head out to another dealership.

At your next stop, another salesman greets you with a handshake and a self-confident smile. His teeth are clean and white. You don’t know why, but you feel more comfortable with the second salesman.

Our team at Sanders Family Dental may know why. Surveys have shown that people with nice smiles are considered friendlier, more intelligent, and more trustworthy than people with bad smiles.

You could benefit from this perception both at work and in your personal life with a whiter smile. Our dentist office in Mansfield, TX, has two ways to give it to you.

Cosmetic Dentistry To Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the many services that we offer.

One of the most common requests we receive is from patients who wish their teeth were whiter. This is understandable. Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest ways to improve the appearance of your smile.

People’s teeth change colors naturally as they get older. This is largely a result of the fact that we use our teeth every day.

How many meals have you eaten by the time you are 25? How many cups of coffee has the average 40-old-year consumed? How much tea has a 60-year-old sipped?

Almost everything you eat and drink leaves behind small particles. Over time, those particles add up, and your teeth gradually become yellower or darker.

If you use tobacco products, well, you are only accelerating the speed at which your teeth change colors. (You’re also increasing your risk for oral health problems, but that’s a separate post.)

Stains are a primary reason that our teeth change colors, but they aren’t the only reason this happens.

Discoloration can develop if your teeth have suffered a trauma, such as an injury. Some illnesses can affect the color of your teeth. So can some medicines.

So what is the best way to whiten your teeth?

Teeth Whitening For Stains

If you ever doubt that white teeth are important to us, try to make a list of all the products that proclaim their whitening properties the next time you walk down the toothpaste aisle.

Some of those products work better than others, but they all have one important thing in common. None of them work nearly as well as professional teeth whitening products. You can only get these at a dentist’s office.

Professional whitening can remove years and even decades of stains in a short period of time. Commercial products can make some minor improvement to the color of your teeth, but it may take more time before you see a big difference.

The reason is simple. Professional teeth whitening products use a significantly higher concentration of the whitening ingredients. This is a big part of the reason you need to got to the dentist to get them.

Not to sound like a test question, but professional teeth whitening is to commercial whitening what a power washer is to a garden hose. Both can do the job given enough time, but one is much faster and more effective.

Veneers For Any Discoloration

Veneers won’t remove the stains from your teeth, but they will conceal them. For this reason, veneers can work on any kind of discoloration — stains, trauma, or side effects of illness or medication.

Veneers are made of materials that look like natural teeth, and when they are bonded to your teeth, they can be shaded to be as white as you would like.

Getting veneers often starts with removing a small portion of the enamel on the front of your teeth. We then make an impression, which is used to created a custom-made set of veneers just for you.

When your veneers are ready, we will bond them to your teeth. With proper care and maintenance, your veneers can last for decades.

Brighten Your Day With A White Smile

If you have started thinking that your teeth don’t look as white as you remember or as white as you would like them to be, get in touch with our dentist in Mansfield, TX. Talking to him will help you figure out if teeth whitening or veneers are the best option for you.

To make an appointment, call 817-779-7111 or use our online form.

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