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Enhance Your Smile with Teeth Whitening Treatment

Has your smile lost its sparkle? If you notice dull, discolored teeth where there were once bright, pearly whites, you are a prime candidate for improving your smile via teeth whitening from a dentist in West Bend. 

Whether it’s for an upcoming major milestone event or to give your confidence a boost, professional teeth whitening from Albrecht Family Dentistry in West Bend, Wisconsin, can provide you a reason to smile again. 

Why do teeth become yellow or discolored?

There are two main types of tooth discoloration: Extrinsic or Intrinsic.

Extrinsic Stains

These are surface stains on the enamel, the outermost layer of the teeth. Lifestyle plays the number one factor in why teeth become extrinsically discolored or stained. Drinking dark-colored

beverages like coffee, wine, or tea, smoking, and tobacco are the biggest offenders of yellow teeth. Improper oral hygiene can also cause tooth discoloration due to plaque buildup. 

Intrinsic stains

These are stains on the dentin, the layer beneath the enamel. Certain medications such as the antibiotics tetracycline or doxycycline can cause intrinsic tooth discoloration when given before the age of 8 and during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Some other medicines that can cause intrinsic stains are antihistamines and certain blood pressure medications. 

Other factors

There are also other causes of tooth discoloration, including injury, age, and genetics. Some people are born with teeth that appear more yellow than others, most of which has to do with the thickness of the enamel. 

Age is another factor. Even with diligent oral hygiene, your teeth can start to naturally discolor over time as the enamel thins out, making teeth look more yellow. 

Improve your smile with professional teeth whitening in West Bend

At Albrecht Family Dentistry, we provide both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options for our patients. Before choosing either option, patients are encouraged to schedule a professional teeth cleaning. 

KÖR IN-OFFICE WHITENING

KÖR professional teeth whitening is the best choice for individuals who wish to have teeth whitened. Individuals will be outfitted with customized whitening trays that fit precisely over the teeth. Once at home, individuals will place the whitening gel in the trays and put them over the teeth for the recommended amount of time each day.  This is done from 2 weeks in most cases and up to several months for severely darkened teeth. 

If a greater level of whitening is desired, KÖR in-office whitening can be done in addition to the home bleaching. The first step in an office whitening procedure is to isolate the gum tissue to minimize irritation or sensitivity from the whitening gel. In-office bleaching gel is then applied to the teeth and activated to speed up the whitening process. The  process is repeated several additional times in the session to achieve the final result.

If you’re in West Bend, a brighter, more vivid smile is within reach

While discoloration of the teeth may be a natural occurrence, it’s not something that you have to live with. Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and affordable ways to improve your smile quickly. Call Albrecht Family Dentistry today at (262) 338-6622 to book a teeth whitening appointment.