Teeth Whitening

Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, PLLC

General Dentist located in Washington, DC

If you dream of turning heads with a bright smile worthy of the red carpet but suffer the common problem of yellow teeth, the office of Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, PLLC, has just the thing to help you. At his private dentistry practice in Washington, DC, Dr. Nkutu Kirunda helps men and women spruce up their smiles with professional teeth whitening services. If you think teeth whitening may be right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

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Why should I get my teeth whitened at a dentist?

Yellow or otherwise discolored teeth can draw attention away from your beautiful smile and may affect your self-esteem. Dr. Nkutu Kirunda offers professional teeth whitening services as a quick and easy way to enhance your smile.

Research shows that smiling more actually makes you happier. Once you have a picture-perfect set of pearly whites to show off to the world, you start feeling better naturally.

While it’s tempting to buy an at-home tooth bleaching kit you can find at the store, professional teeth whitening is a better option for many reasons. Advantages of professional teeth whitening include:

  • Stronger and more effective than store-bought kits
  • Faster results
  • Gentler whitening for sensitive teeth
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Cost-effective revitalization for your smile

What causes yellow teeth?

It’s extremely common for teeth to turn yellow, especially as you age. The most common culprits behind yellow teeth are certain foods and beverages that leave unsightly stains on the enamel.

Although it’s normal for teeth to lose their pearly brilliance over time, the following substances are known to cause discolored teeth:

  • Red wine
  • Tea and coffee
  • Chewing or smoking tobacco
  • Certain medicines, such as the antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline

Additional factors that cause yellow teeth include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Certain diseases
  • Poor dental hygiene

Who’s a good candidate for professional teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cost-effective option for many adults to brighten their smile, but it’s not for everyone. The best way to find out if professional, in-office tooth whitening is for you is to discuss your options with Dr. Nkutu Kirunda.

Professional teeth whitening may not be for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Extremely sensitive teeth and gums
  • Deep stains resistant to bleaching
  • Teeth that have grown transparent with age

Certain types of stains are resistant to in-office teeth whitening. This procedure may not produce desired results if your teeth are discolored due to any of the following events:

  • Trauma that causes discolored dentin
  • Overexposure to fluoride
  • Tetracycline antibiotics taken during tooth formation

If you want to upgrade your smile with dazzling white teeth, call the Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, PLLC office or book an appointment online today.