Do you find yourself wishing your teeth white & brither, only to be disappointed by at-home treatments?
Why not consider getting your teeth professionally whitened?
What is tooth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a common dental procedure that removes stains or discoloration in order to brighten your smile. Although the results are long-lasting, teeth whitening isn’t permanent and does require maintenance.
Why are my teeth discolored?
The process of teeth whitening is more than simply making your teeth white. The color of your teeth is created by two things; the light that scatters off the enamel and the color of the dentin underneath it.
Genetics can play a role in how it affects the smoothness and thickness of the enamel. For example, having a thinner enamel enables the color of the dentin to show through the tooth. Thicker enamel affects the reflection of light and thus the color.
There are many reasons as to why teeth become discolored including:
- Use of tobacco
- Poor dental hygiene
- Drinking beverages such as soda, red wine, tea and coffee
How Teeth Whitening is Performed
Tooth whitening can be performed either at home or at a dentist’s office. With that said, there are two forms of teeth whitening; vital whitening and non-vital whitening. Vital whitening is for teeth that contain live nerves. Non-vital whitening is performed on teeth that no longer have live nerves.
For vital whitening, the dentist begins by applying a substance to guard the gums and then a whitening agent is applied on the teeth. In some cases, the whitening agent has to be activated by a special type of laser or light. If your teeth are severely discolored, the dentist may recommend that you continue to whiten your teeth at home for a few weeks.
If you have had a root canal, chances are vital whitening won’t enhance the appearance of the tooth. Instead, the dentist will have to try a different approach by whitening the tooth from the inside. The dentist will start by putting a whitening agent inside of the tooth and place a filling over it temporarily. The tooth is going to be left this way for a couple of days. Some patients may need to have this done once or multiple times in order to acquire the desired shade of white.
In-office bleaching is a procedure that is performed in a dental office and is completed in about an hour. This is often the most effective way to whiten your smile in the shortest amount of time.
Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
A few teeth whitening kinds of toothpaste are filled with light abrasives that help eliminate any surface. In addition, some toothpaste can contain certain chemicals that are more effective against the stains on your teeth. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these special types of toothpaste are not designed to bleach teeth.
Nobody wants to walk around with stained and discolored teeth. At Aurora Family Dentistry, our goal is to give you the smile you always dreamed about.
You Only Get One Smile To Make a Great First Impression – Teeth Whitening Provides An Amazing Smile!
• We offer the best teeth whitening methods in the Aurora, CO area
• Tooth whitening is an affordable method to make your teeth look great fast
• Professional whitening typically far outperforms home whitening solution
• There are many different types of whitening solutions to choose from, Dr. Ricks & Dr. Bailey will guide you through your options
• Let a 5-Star Rated dentist give you the best looking white teeth at a fraction of the cost of other cosmetic dental procedures
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