Teeth should be professionally cleaned prior to the whitening so that the whitening is able to uniformly reach all surfaces and the gums around the teeth appear healthy as well.
We utilize zoom technology in our office. The light enhances the whitening process and maximizes the results.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by certain proteins. Products like red wine, coffee, tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain-caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis-actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain-one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing-is caused by external factors such as foods.
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can wear away your tooth’s enamel.
Whitening agents change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Professional whitening performed by our office is the most effective and safest method.