Teeth can become discolored for different reasons, but most superficial discoloration occurs as a result of the foods and beverages that people consume, including coffee, red wine, some spices, and dark-colored berries. Citrus fruits and orange juice, while healthy, can temporarily soften tooth enamel, so it’s easier for stains to penetrate. Smoking and using smokeless tobacco products are a major cause of tooth discoloration, and not having teeth professionally cleaned on a routine basis can also contribute to dinginess. Sometimes, the tooth interior can become darkened because of decay or damage to the interior structure of the tooth. In those cases, a crown or veneer may be needed to restore healthy color.
Professional teeth whitening uses special solutions designed specifically for dental professionals to remove superficial stains that cause most tooth discoloration. During an in-office whitening procedure, special techniques are used to enable the whitening solution to penetrate deeply, helping to remove stains even in the deeper surface layers of the teeth. At-home whitening kits use special trays that help the solution remain on the tooth surface longer. Trays are custom-fitted to the mouth so the solution remains in contact with more of the tooth surface during treatment. At-home kits can help prolong the results of a professional whitening or tooth cleaning.
Yes, the solutions and methods used in professional whitening have been tested and shown to be completely safe for whitening and brightening teeth.
Yes, professional teeth whitening treatments use powerful solutions and special techniques designed specifically for use in a dentist office or under the care and supervision of a dental professional. Plus, the trays used in at-home whitening kits provided by our office are custom-made to fit patients’ mouths for better coverage and more consistent results compared to over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all kits. Having the teeth whitened by a dentist can also reduce the risk of temporary sensitivity by correcting tiny cracks or fissures prior to whitening treatments.
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