whitening, cosmetic dentistry

Your Guide to A Whiter Smile

Have you seen the movie stars or had friends that had brilliant white teeth that you couldn’t stop staring at? Have you ever wondered how they have such pearly whites and if it was possible for you to have the same? If you have, you are not alone. Many people wonder what is the best way to a pearly white smile. Here at Lifetime Family Dental we want to help all of your cosmetic dentistry needs including teeth whitening.


whitening, cosmetic dentistry


Reasons for Whitening

There can be various reasons as to why someone may need teeth whitening. These are mainly due to <habitual behaviors we all create. Some of the reason teeth become discolored may be:


-Black Tea

-Red Wine

-Berries and sweets

-Aging- enamel structure begins to weaken and discoloration happens easier.


All of these items can become a habitual aspect in our lives. The regular use and occurrence of the above easily causes yellowing of your teeth overtime.

How Does Whitening Happen?

The process for whitening your teeth is fairly simple. It involves using whitening products that contain certain bleaching properties, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaching properties attack stains on your teeth by breaking them into smaller stains allowing a brighter smile to shine through. Whitening products may not work on all teeth such as crowns, bridges, or certain types of discoloration. It is best to contact your friendly dentist to see what is the best fit for your teeth brightening needs.

Steps You Can Take for a Whiter Smile

On top of utilizing the great professional whitening at your dentist, there are some tips to help you maintain or increase your brighter smile.

-Update your toothbrush. When the bristles wear out, it is unable to clean as well thus leaving stains to set longer.

-Brush your tongue. It allows you to get rid of bacteria that would rub off on your teeth and cause your teeth to continue to stain.

-Use mouthwash that has hydrogen peroxide in it to increase whitening.

-Eat raw fruits and veggies as they are healthy for you, but also a natural enamel cleaner.


Having a brighter, whiter smile can help you gain momentum in your job, relationships, or build self confidence. Find out today what you can do, and contact Lifetime Family Dental for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.