Did you know that teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedure? It’s easy to see why. A brilliantly white smile conveys youth, beauty, vitality, and enthusiasm. Plus, it can dramatically increase your confidence. In addition, studies show that a person’s smile is one of the things people notice first when they first meet someone.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Every day, your teeth get a thorough workout. While the top layers are made of durable enamel and dentin, they can become discolored by wine, tea, coffee, or tobacco. Even medication, antibiotics, excessive fluoride, and aging can cause stains and discoloration.
Although you will find a vast variety of over-the-counter home teeth whitening products on the market, professional bleaching yields far greater results and in less time.
How it works
A bleaching agent that is applied to your teeth via a custom made bleaching tray penetrates tooth enamel and dentin to lift away stains and discolorations that have been caused by food, beverages, tobacco, medications, and even the natural aging process. You can bleach your teeth at home and once you have your bleaching tray you can continue with maintenance bleaching by simply requesting additional bleaching agent from our office. To see how professional bleaching is different from at home or over the counter bleaching please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.