Everyone wants a brighter smile. If you’re noticing discoloration or a lack of brilliance that you want to see, bring it up at your next dental check up. Your dentist can help you determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough and good candidates for teeth whitening. You can also work together to determine which whitening process will give you even, natural looking results.
If your dentist determines that teeth whitening is a good option for you, in-office whitening will give you almost immediate results. In-office teeth whitening or bleaching usually consists of the dentist applying a layer of protective gel over the gums, where they meet the teeth. A bleaching substance is then applied to the teeth and a light may be directed to shine on the teeth to speed up the process. Depending on the severity of the discoloration, the process may need to be repeated over a series of weeks. Some dentists may prescribe follow up teeth whitening trays and gels. Crafted by your dentist in office, these treatments can be done at home over the span of three days to two weeks.
Depending on the health of your teeth and the reason for the discoloration, teeth whitening or bleaching may not be best option for everyone. If the discoloration or stains on your teeth will not respond well to whitening, your dentist will have other options that will work best for you.
Restore your natural smile!
Do you have stained or yellowing teeth? Visit Smile Focus today and get your teeth whitened to get the bright smile you deserve! Teeth whitening is a simple process that can brighten up your smile and get rid of the stains on your teeth. Your dentist will advise two agents for the teeth whitening process; hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide which are bleaching agents that break down the stains on your teeth. Whitening toothpastes contain agents which can polish the teeth and are effective at removing stains. During your in-office whitening, your dentist will apply a bleach to help whiten your teeth and may use a special laser or light to facilitate the action of the bleach. For bleaching your teeth at home, a weaker bleach in the form of a gel or a strip may be used to make the teeth whiter.
Since tooth whitening is not effective on all teeth
your dentist will advise you whether the process will work for you. Tooth whitening works better on teeth which are yellowing than on teeth which have become brown or gray.
Why do your teeth stain despite regualr brushing?
Certain foods and drinks can stain your teeth; drinks like coffee, tea and wine have pigments which attach to the outer part of your tooth and color it. Smoking and tobacco use may also stain teeth. Certain medications, age, and even injury can cause discoloration in the teeth and make them appear yellowish.
Don’t let yellowing teeth bring you down, get your confidence and your beautiful smile back today by getting your teeth whitened at Smile Focus!