How do teeth get so dingy?
Teeth that are beautifully white help you look younger, cleaner, and fresher. Many patients are shocked at the difference in their smile and even in how they are perceived. There are so many phrases commonly used around the color of teeth, including the phrase to lighten a room with your smile or to show your pearly whites. These phrases are associated with a beautiful smile which is often included in describing the overall beauty of a person.
We frequently have patients express frustration about the coloring of their teeth; some will even share how diligent they are with their oral care routine. Discolored teeth come naturally from the foods and drinks we consume.
There are several products that alter the color of our teeth including:
Whitening My Teeth
Today, there are many options for whitening your teeth. There are some store-bought products and having your teeth whitened professionally. Patient’s often inquire what the best route is taking time, money, and results into consideration. The answer can be complicated.
Store-bought whitening products are generally effective, though the results will be slow and limited depending on the product purchased. Store bought treatments can’t contain the same level of peroxide that we can prescribe. Treatments done in our office will be more expensive, but the results will be fast, controlled, and highly effective. Additionally, we can create kits for home whitening, we can still prescribe peroxide, which will be more powerful then store purchased items but less powerful then treatment is done in office directed under our team.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Whitening treatments done in our office are completed in less than an hour. Meaning you will leave with instant results and a beautiful smile. The doctor will first apply a high dosage peroxide gel, taking caution to avoid contact with your soft tissue. We will then use blue laser light to hasten the impact of the gel.
At Home Prescribed Whitening
Kits designed for home use begins with the creation of a tray that is customized to fit your mouth. Patients like this option because it allows them to whiten in their timeline and touchup as needed.