Get Back to your Best Smile with Teeth Whitening
We get so used to seeing our own teeth every day that we may not notice the subtle changes that occur with time. Until . . . Until one day, when we are brushing, or checking to make sure there is no left-over salad in our teeth after a lunch date, we see it. Discoloration. Yellow teeth have taken the place of those that used to be white and dazzling. Even if you were not granted super-white teeth in the genetic lottery, discoloration can be distressing. The good news is, there is something you can do about it.
There are important factors involved in removing stains from teeth. It's not like getting a spot out of a t-shirt! Teeth absorb microscopic debris, and the settling of these tiny molecules beneath the surface requires more than a little teeth whitening toothpaste or commercial solution to resolve. Products that are sold commercially must be made safe for unsupervised use. For that reason, they do not have a very high concentration of peroxide. This is why most people don't get their desired result from this method of home whitening.
Home Whitening that Works
The teeth whitening treatment that most people use today is the home-system provided by their dentist. This method, believe it or not, was hundreds of years in the making. First, humans attempted stain-removal using abrasive substances like pumice. Then, they tried to etch teeth before applying an acidic substance. These methods proved extremely damaging. Today, we use methods that have been tested and proven time and time again.
The home whitening protocol that is prescribed by your dentist involves a thorough exam to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. We may discuss what to do with restorations such as crowns or veneers, if you have them, to make sure that the results of your whitening treatment are cohesive and natural-looking. Finally, the whitening trays supplied to you are custom-made to form around your teeth so very little, if any, whitening solution escapes.
If discoloration is a problem you are facing, schedule a visit with us. We will help you get the results you want in the shortest period of time.