No More Ugly Teeth Stains!
You drink a lot of coffee, red wine or cola. Or you often munch on carrots or love to eat oranges. Maybe you even use tobacco. What is common about these foods and habits? They take their toll on teeth whiteness and leave telltale stains. Tooth enamel also wears with age, exposing more of the yellow tooth core, known as dentin. These and other similar situations can leave you with a dull, lifeless and stained smile.
But…we can correct and brighten your smile through a procedure known as teeth whitening – and it can be done right here in our office or at your convenience using one of our professional home kits!
Professional tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure today and with good reason. In as little as a single office visit, your cosmetic dentist can whiten, brighten, and rejuvenate your smile, making you look younger, healthier and feel more self confident.
If you’re less than happy about the appearance of your teeth when you smile, call a dentist listed in the directory. We’ll have those teeth looking their best in no time!
Teeth Whitening Options
There are a number of ways to whiten your teeth that differ substantially in cost and effectiveness. Remember the saying, “You get what you pay for”?
Here are three different methods to consider:
In Office Whitening
The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure today, in-office tooth whitening can whiten, brighten, and revive your smile, helping you to look years younger while boosting your self confidence and appeal!
Advantages: Very fast results in very little time in a safe, controlled office setting with higher concentrations of teeth whitening agents. Generally only requires one hour of “chair time.”
Disadvantages: More expensive than other treatments. Some stains, related to trauma, over fluoridation or use of tetracycline antibiotics may prevent you from achieving desired results.
Take Home Kits
Advantages: Can be done at home and are less expensive than in-office whitening. Many dentists think this may be the superior way to whiten because they are used over longer periods of time and some of the bleaching agent remains on the tooth surface, increasing the effectiveness of the next application. Kits include custom-made trays that conform to the shape and size of your teeth.
Disadvantages: This process takes longer than in office whitening, a drawback for those in a hurry to brighten their smile.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits
Advantages: Can be done at home; these kits are the least expensive way to whiten your teeth.
Disadvantages: Because of the easy availability of OTC whitening kits, overuse is common. Overuse can cause a weakening of the tooth enamel, irritation to the teeth and gums, and uneven or undesired color changes due to overexposure to bleaching agents.
Want to find out more about tooth whitening alternatives? A dentist can help you make the best decision for you. Give a participating dentist near you a call to discuss your teeth whitening options.