Bright smiles designed with great care in our Longview dental office

Dr. Clint Bruyere, Clint Bruyere, DDS Bright smiles designed with great care in our Longview dental office
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As much as cosmetic dentistry has advanced in the past few decades, there is really no excuse for having a dull, discolored smile. Teeth whitening procedures have been commonly requested among dental patients, with a sharp increase in just the past few years. This has occurred even with the prevalence of commercial whitening strips and pastes, as consumers have quickly discovered the overall cost effectiveness and capabilities of professional treatment. The results achieved with treatments like Zoom! or KöR are worth the small investment.

Dr. Clint Bruyere, voted a Super Dentist in Texas for several years running, creates bright smiles for Longview area patients using efficient chair side and home teeth whitening services. With an eye for excellence, however, we understand that, even with teeth whitening, there is such a thing as too much. 

Because the primary goal of teeth whitening is to brighten the smile, it is easy to envision a “Hollywood” smile. Each of us is unique, however, in our complexion as well as the natural shade of white seen in our smile. In order to achieve your very best smile, it actually pays to be very realistic about the shade that may be most suitable to your skin tone and other characteristics. 

When it comes to the shade of white in the smile, there is no single “right” level of brightness. One way in which the best shade for you can be determined is to look at the white of your eyes. It has been said that the most harmonious balance occurs when teeth are no whiter than that of the eyes. A variety of factors needs to be considered when planning teeth whitening treatment.

  • Age may affect the potential outcome of teeth whitening because the enamel naturally thins due to wear. 

  • Genetics will play a role in the original shade of white as well as the response to teeth whitening. 

  • Lifestyle and dietary habits play a large role in the color of teeth before whitening, and in the longevity of results. Drinking large amounts of coffee, tea, or red wine will lead to recurring stains in a shorter period, as will tobacco use. The smile can be kept looking vibrant with periodic touch-up treatments. 

  • Existing dental work must be considered when the smile needs a boost. Tooth colored fillings, veneers, crowns, and other dental restorations do not absorb bleach and therefore will not lighten. Your dentist may suggest brightening with porcelain veneers if restorations are present.

You can have your brightest smile in a matter of weeks. Contact us at 903-708-6116 for your teeth whitening consultation.

 

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