Wausau Smiles is your trusted partner in achieving a brighter, more confident smile through our professional teeth whitening services. Our treatments are meticulously crafted to swiftly and effectively erase stains and discolorations, resulting in teeth that look healthier and more attractive. Don’t wait – schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists today and embark on the journey to discover the transformative benefits of teeth whitening. Your radiant, confident smile is just a phone call away, so reach out to us now to learn more!
What Causes Teeth Staining?
Age: There is a direct correlation between tooth color and age. Over the years, teeth darken as a result of wear and tear and stain accumulation. Teenagers will likely experience immediate, dramatic results from whitening. In the twenties, as the teeth begin to show a yellow cast, whitening may require a little more effort. By the forties, the yellow gives way to brown, and more maintenance may be called for. By the fifties, the teeth had absorbed a host of stubborn stains that could prove difficult (but not impossible) to remove.
Starting color: We are all equipped with an inborn tooth color that ranges from yellow-brownish to greenish-grey, and intensifies over time. Yellow-brown is generally more responsive to bleaching than green-grey.
Translucency and thinness are also genetic traits that become more pronounced with age. While all teeth show some translucency, those that are opaque and thick have an advantage: they appear lighter in color, show more sparkle, and are responsive to bleaching. Teeth that are thinner and more transparent – most notably the front teeth – have less of the pigment that is necessary for bleaching. According to cosmetic dentists, the only issue that no teeth whitening method can fix is transparency.