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The key to having a whiter, brighter smile is maintaining strong oral habits. Brushing and flossing your pearly whites daily goes a long way to keeping your smile healthy. At Dakota Ridge Dental located in Littleton, Colorado, we have been helping patients achieve healthier smiles since 2008, and are aware that one of the number one changes our patients want for their smile is having whiter teeth.

First, it can help to understand what is causing your teeth to lose their color. The food you eat and drink can attach to the tooth enamel and stain it, such as coffee, tea, red wine, along with tobacco use. Both tar and nicotine can damage your tooth color.

Even the medications you use can affect your teeth. For example, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications can change the tooth’s color. Age is another factor, as the tooth enamel thins out, allowing the yellower dentin layer beneath to come through. Trauma can also darken your tooth because if your mouth sustains an injury, the tooth creates more dentin in response.

To counter these affects, teeth whitening can help. Depending on the natural color of your teeth, yellow teeth respond well to bleaching, brown teeth not so well, and gray teeth do not generally respond to the bleaching process.

At Dakota Ridge Dental practice in Littleton, Colorado, we offer teeth whitening for our patients seeking a whiter, brighter smile. Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin and Justin S. Petracek can brighten your smile with our professional teeth whitening treatments. We use a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel and is available in both in-office and take-home systems.

If you would like more information on how to whiten your pearly whites, please give our team a call at 303.933.2420 today and let Dr. Stephanie S. Karlin and Justin S. Petracek help restore your beautiful smile!