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The color of your teeth is determined by dentin, the material directly beneath the outer layer of enamel. Everybody’s is naturally a little different. What is more universal, though, is that as dentin ages, it turns darker. This can leave your once-vibrant smile looking a little lackluster. Here are some options to turn back the clock on your smile.

Teeth Whitening
Getting your teeth professionally whitened can brighten them several shades in as little as a single office visit. Teeth whitening procedures are effective on staining and discoloration of many kinds, including stains from foods and beverages like berries, wine, and coffee, tobacco use, medications, and of course aging.

Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front of teeth to improve appearance. They can be used to cover extensive staining and discoloration and correct issues with the shape, size, and position of teeth. While whitening treatments can eventually wear off, dental veneers are meant to be permanent.

While clear aligners obviously don’t change the color of your teeth, getting them straightened in addition to a whitening procedure can really rejuvenate your smile. Invisalign is discreet and provides quick results for many patients.

If you are interested in teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental procedures, please call Red Mountain Family Dental in Mesa, AZ, to schedule your appointment today! We are anxious to get to work.