What you need to know about Teeth Whitening
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a dental procedure used to remove surface stains on the teeth in order to achieve a brighter, more vibrant smile. It can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Our whitening treatments will whiten your teeth to help you keep your beautiful results much longer than alternative choices. Our professional-strength whitening solutions remove stains to produce a brighter smile.
What causes tooth stains?
Stains on the teeth occur when pigments from food get absorbed into a tooth’s enamel causing it to become discolored. Dark drinks such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can all contribute to tooth staining. Other contributors to teeth stains include aging, tobacco use, and poor dental hygiene.
Over-the-counter vs. professional teeth whitening
It may be tempting to go with over-the-counter teeth whitening options due to their lower cost and more widespread availability. However, over-the-counter products cannot offer the level of efficiency and results that professional teeth whitening can. In addition to using higher strength products in-office, our whitening treatment is customized for each patient. Over-the-counter products are one-size-fits-all, which leads to less effective results and may even cause gum irritation.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Over time, teeth whitening results will fade as teeth become stained again or they naturally dull with aging. Depending on how you care for your teeth, whitening results can last anywhere from a few months to several years. If you do notice that your teeth are starting to become stained, you can purchase more bleaching material to apply with the use of your at-home trays to achieve your desired look. There is no risk to having multiple teeth whitening procedures performed to maintain your ideal smile.
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