Dental stains result from consuming foods and beverages that stain the teeth. While most of these stains can be removed with routine hygiene, some are harder to remove. Teeth whitening helps to remove deeper stains and brighten your smile.
Foods high in acids, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and coffee, can erode the enamel surface of your teeth. Enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth, and once it is worn away, it can’t be replaced.
Teeth whitening uses a whitening solution and a special light to help remove stains and discoloration from teeth. If your teeth have yellowed, darkened, or stained, teeth whitening can brighten them. The whitening solution contains either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. The solution breaks down and lifts the stains from your teeth.
After your treatment, your teeth will be whiter than they were before. If you maintain good oral health and your at-home oral hygiene habits, you can likely benefit from another teeth whitening treatment.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are not safe for your teeth. They may damage them, cause sensitivity and leave you with uneven results. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening products are safe and effective. Your dentist can supervise the products to ensure your teeth don’t experience any sensitivity. They can also make sure you are whitening evenly.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve one’s smile in a relatively short amount of time.
Professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist are safe and effective. But at-home whitening kits, strips, and toothpastes are also an option.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive treatment so that it won’t cause discomfort or pain. However, some sensitivity is normal. Side effects of teeth whitening may include minor tooth and gum irritation.
Stubborn stains are often an obstacle for those seeking a whiter smile. Fortunately, a whitening treatment is often the solution. By whitening your smile, you can achieve brighter and more confident smile you desire.
Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is safe and recommended for all individuals—whether you just had a tooth extracted or need your teeth whitened after years of drinking coffee. Professional teeth whitening at our office is much more effective than the do-it-yourself whitening strips or whitening toothpaste, which take weeks to show any results.
To know more, call us at (713) 864-3993 and schedule an appointment with the dentist.