Everyone wants a bright, glowing smile. As dental technology evolved, patients now have the means to achieve a radiant smile through several types of teeth whitening treatments. At Stonegate Family Dentistry, we can help restore your smile to its original brilliance and provide professional tips for maintaining your smile.
When we conduct a teeth whitening procedure, we make sure that your treatment is safe, comfortable, and delivers the desired results. We use different teeth whitening techniques to customize your experience and provide you with the whitest smile possible.
What Are the Usual Causes of Teeth Stains and Discoloration?
The teeth can get discolored or stained due to various reasons such as:
- The food we consume can cause stains and discoloration of our teeth. The tooth's enamel can get stained by the foods we eat, and over time, they turn dull and yellow.
- The consumption of colorful foods leads to the formation of a yellowish layer on the teeth' surfaces, which cannot be washed away with regular brushing.
- Smoking is also a factor for the teeth losing their shine.
- Beverages like sodas, wines, coffee, and tea can also affect the tooth's color.
- Aging, medications, and poor dental hygiene are also other reasons for the teeth stains.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Attaining a whiter smile is mostly a simple in-office procedure. In-office teeth whitening, also referred to as chairside bleaching, is initiated by applying a protective gel to the mouth. An application of dental-grade tooth bleach follows it up. Once the dental bleach is smeared to the teeth, it breaks down the stains into smaller and less concentrated parts, leading to an overall brighter and whiter appearance. The process can be repeated to get the desired results.
What Are the Other Options For Teeth Whitening?
In this teeth whitening method, the peroxide solution applied to the teeth is activated by lasers, and they work to break away the stains on the teeth. Laser tooth whitening is an effective, lasting solution for discolored teeth and provides access to the deepest layers of each tooth for achieving maximum results. In addition, the laser whitening procedure requires minimal time to complete.
Custom teeth whitening can be done at home under the guidance of our dentist. In this method, customized trays are provided, which have to be filled with the bleaching solution and worn for a specific duration every day. The treatment has to be continued until you achieve the wanted whitening effects. This technique is considerably more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening options and products because our trays are tailor-made to fit each patient's unique mouth. This allows for the best results and reduces any damage to the gums.
Our Stonegate Family Dentistry team looks forward to meeting with you and developing a customized teeth whitening plan to meet your individual needs. Call Dentist in Murfreesboro, TN today at (615) 624-6919 or request an appointment online.