Eliminate Tough Dental Stains with Teeth Whitening
Posted on: Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Sometimes brushing your teeth, even with a toothpaste specially formulated to whiten them, is not sufficient to give you the bright smile that you want. It’s even harder to improve the shade of teeth that have been deeply stained with oral hygiene habits alone. In fact, one of the most common reasons patients pursue cosmetic dentistry treatments is because they’re dissatisfied with the shade of their teeth.
Teeth whitening can dramatically enhance a smile that is diminished by stained teeth. These treatments use bleaching gels that penetrate the surface of the teeth to release any stains underneath.
Patients have many options for teeth whitening, but when you work with a dentist to get this treatment, you are likely to get more noticeable and predictable results than if you choose an over-the-counter kit that you administer on your own. A dentist can provide you with more concentrated bleaching agents that can leave your teeth up to 10 shades lighter, while over-the-counter products rarely result in such a significant difference.
Additionally, a dentist can also monitor you for signs of side effects from your teeth whitening. Occasionally, patients who have their teeth whitened report some subsequent tooth sensitivity, especially if they bleach their teeth rather often. A professional can help you address this symptom if it develops.
Teeth whitening can easily boost your smile’s appearance as a stand-alone treatment, or it may be used in combination with other cosmetic dentistry interventions to overhaul your smile completely. Your provider can advise you of the ordering of treatments should you choose to add teeth whitening to another cosmetic dentistry treatment.
The results of teeth whitening are not permanent. You will need to have touchups from time to time, generally every few months or so. Your provider can give you more details about the procedures for this, as well.
Are dark stains detracting from your smile? Learn about professional strength teeth whitening treatments that will help whiten and brighten your teeth by attending a consultation at our office. Call us at Beautiful Dentistry today!