Cosmetic - Whitening / Bleaching
Teeth whitening is by far the most common type of cosmetic dentistry procedure. The professional-grade cosmetic whitening treatments we offer here at our office give you a vibrant smile.
Why Teeth Lose Their Whiteness
There are many reasons that teeth lose their whiteness over time. Teeth are porous and allow stains to penetrate the enamel on the surface of the teeth. Drinking dark-colored liquids like coffee, tea or red wine can help to accelerate the process of darkening your teeth over time. Poor dental care can also be an aggravating factor. Age can also play a role as the enamel on your teeth thins over time, allowing the teeth’s appearance to darken more quickly. Whatever the reason for darkening or staining may be, the good news is in nearly all cases, your teeth’s original whiteness can be restored.
Why Choose Professional Whitening
While there are many options for whitening teeth that don’t involve a trip to the dentist, over-the-counter treatments have significant disadvantages over a professional whitening. Do-at-home kits aren’t customized to your teeth. Whitening strips don’t always reach all surfaces of each tooth, leading to inconsistent surface whitening. The concentration of the whitening agent is also significantly lower in commercially available whitening kits.
A cosmetic whitening at our office will involve one to several appointments, depending on the level of staining. In-office whitening sessions usually last about an hour. Whitening isn’t a permanent solution, depending on the types of beverages and foods the patient eats and drinks as well as their level of daily dental care. But it is not usual for a professional whitening to last for 8 months of longer.
If you’ve been frustrated with the results you’ve been able to get from over-the-counter whitening kits, professional whitening may be just what you’re looking for.
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