Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

Maybe you haveve always wanted a beautiful white smile. Or your teeth have yellowed over time. Or you are not happy with the staining that results from drinking coffee, tea or cola. Whatever your reason for wanting whiter teeth, you are not alone.

Just like we all have different hair and skin color, people also have different tooth color. Some teeth are more yellow than others, while others yellow with aging. Your natural tooth color can also be affected by many factors.

Surface stains and internal discoloration can be caused by:

  • The natural aging process.
  • Using tobacco (smoked or chewed), drinking coffee, tea, colas or red wine, and eating pigmented foods such as cherries and blueberries.
  • Accumulation of plaque and tartar deposits.
  • Ingesting too much fluoride (more than 2 parts fluoride per million parts water) when teeth are forming, which gives teeth a "mottled" look.
  • Treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during childhood
  • Trauma to the teeth that may cause a brown, gray or black color

There are many reasons for whitening your teeth, including:

  • The boost to your confidence and self-esteem that comes from a great smile A younger appearance.
  • A special event such as a wedding, job interview or class reunion.
  • To make a positive first impression on others.
  • To simply reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing.
  • Before beginning any whitening procedure, be sure to consult us. Only we can evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for a particular treatment.

T-home whitening

At-home whitening is the more popular approach today. we take an impression of your teeth and makes a custom-fitted tray, which you fill with a whitening gel and wear up to two hours daily or at night for about two weeks. Many whitening kits today contain a solution of 10-15% carbamide peroxide. When done under the supervision of us, at-home whitening is very effective.

In-office whitening

Quick and effective procedure.This procedure takes from 30 minutes to one hour per visit, and you may have to return for several visits to achieve the desired whiteness. To protect your mouth, a gel-like substance may be applied to your gums and a rubber "shield" may be placed around the necks of the teeth. An oxidizing agent (the bleaching solution) is then applied to your teeth. Sometimes, a special light is used at five-minute intervals to help activate the whitening agent.

Will My Newly Whitened Teeth Stain?

Any tooth can stain. To help prevent stains from coming back, avoid smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and heavily colored foods. And brush your teeth twice a day with a whitening tooth paste.

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