Teeth whitening services from respected Hanford, CA, dentist

What's the first things people notice when they meet you? Hopefully it's your great smile and happy personality. However, if you have yellowed or stained teeth, they may notice that you feel self-conscious instead of self-assured. Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure that removes years of discoloration and improves patient smiles and confidence.

To keep your smile bright after a teeth whitening procedure, it's important to understand what causes discoloration in the first place. Discoloration or staining of the teeth is caused by several factors, including:
  • Food and drink – If the items you're eating and drinking are dark in color, there's a good chance they could discolor your teeth over time. For example, coffee, soda, red wine, and red pasta sauce can negatively affect the whiteness and brightness of your smile. Try to limit your consumption of these items. If you can't kick the coffee habit, consider using a straw to keep the dark liquid from contacting the front surfaces of the teeth. Additionally, brush your teeth or rinse with water to remove some of the staining food particles.
  • Medications – Certain medications can cause the teeth to become discolored, such as those used by children whose teeth are still developing. Additionally, antihistamines and medications to address blood pressure can cause adult teeth to appear discolored. It's important to tell your dentist which medications you're taking.
  • Poor oral hygiene – Patients understand the need for daily dental hygiene in order to prevent cavities and gum disease. However, brushing and flossing also keep the teeth free from food particles that can cause staining. Be sure to brush your teeth a minimum of two times each day and floss at least once each day to keep your mouth healthy and your smile white.
  • Aging – Simply put getting older can cause your teeth to become discolored as the outer layer of tooth begins to wear away.
  • Trauma – Most trauma is out of your control, but it's important to note that a fall or being hit in the mouth can cause discoloration in adults and children.
A healthy and bright smile is important to you, and it's important to Dr. Nikunj Raiyani. If coffee, medication, poor oral hygiene, or simply aging has caused your teeth to become yellow or dark, Dr. Raiyani and his team at Hanford Family Dental Center can offer you professional whitening that you can apply in the comfort of your own home to whiten and brighten your smile. Call today for more information.

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

Hanford Family Dental Center

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

At Hanford Family Dental Center we want to give our patients the best and most modern dental care. While dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental conditions and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, we add a personal touch to it by understanding that your smile is unique. Through several years of training and experience, Dr. Nikunj Raiyani provides the best and most effective results through personalized and customized care. We work alongside you to help you achieve all your dental goals and desires. Our hygienists JD, Daisy and Jessica go the extra mile to educate you and help ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process. Although our office environment is modern, our Front Office staff and assistants ensure that you have a pleasant and smooth experience every time you visit us. At Hanford Family Dental Center, everything is about you!

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