Have you ever looked in the mirror and longed for brighter, whiter teeth? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, when asked about what they would like to change about their smile, most people agreed that they wanted whiter teeth.
Tooth whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedures today. It is a quick and simple way to improve the appearance of stained teeth, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile!
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
There are many reasons teeth change their color over time. Age, foods, and drinks with staining agents, tobacco products, certain types of medications and illnesses, and experiencing trauma can all contribute to the staining or discoloration of your teeth.
Teeth whitening involves the application of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide-based gel to the surface of stained teeth. The bleach works to break up the stains, making the color less concentrated, and resulting in brighter, whiter teeth.
Not all tooth discoloration responds to teeth whitening in the same manner. Yellow teeth will respond well to bleaching, while brown and gray teeth may not show any whitening results. Whitening cannot correct discoloration on dental restorations and will not be effective if your stains are due to trauma or the use of medications.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
You will find many teeth whitening options available for purchase over-the-counter. Products include Whitestrips and whitening gels which contain peroxide-based whitening agents, along with whitening toothpaste that contains a mild abrasive to remove some surface stains. For whiter results, we can provide you with bleach and a custom-made tray for at-home whitening.
In-office whitening, also called chairside bleaching, will usually require one office visit. We will apply a protective shield to keep your gums safe, then we will place the bleach paste or gel onto your teeth for the best teeth whitening results. With our professional grade products, you’ll see a difference right away. In just one session, you’ll notice that your teeth are several shades whiter! You will love the incredible results!
Teeth whitening has been shown to be a safe procedure under the care of a dental professional. You may experience sensitive teeth, but this is just a temporary side effect which will subside quickly.
Choose Whiter Brighter Teeth Today!
Contact us at Iocca Family Dentistry in Jackson, MI to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can brighten your teeth. Our highly trained and compassionate team is committed to delivering quality, creative, reliable, and friendly dentistry each and every day! Your whiter, brighter smile is a phone call away!