Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening and Bleaching

Has your smile become more yellow over time and lost it’s sparkle? Teeth whitening may be what you need. When people think of clean teeth and a healthy smile, they think white teeth. Get your sparkle back today with our teeth whitening service.

Teeth whitening is a easy process you can do in your dentists office or even at home with a little guidance. Teeth whitening products contain specific bleaches that break stains into smaller pieces. In turn, this makes your teeth much whiter. So you’re not simply changing the color of the stains, but actually removing them.

Why Do Teeth Change Color?

Overtime your teeth change color due to food and drink, age, medication, trauma, and tobacco usage.
Coffee, wine, and tea are the main drinks that will make your teeth darker.
Also, over time and through brushing, your enamel will get thinner and more of your yellowish dentin will show through. This also happens with trauma to the mouth area as your teeth react to the injury by producing more dentin.
Medications can darken your teeth such as antihistamines and high blood pressure medications.

Will Teeth Whitening Work For Me?

Only your dentist can tell you for sure if teeth whitening is for you. If you’ve had a lot of dental work such as implants, veneers, caps, crowns, or fillings, they will not be affected by the bleaching process. If you plan on getting more dental work done beyond teeth whitening, it’s best to set up a timeline with your dentist as you want to ensure any permanent dental work you’ll be getting matches the whiteness of your teeth. Lastly, teeth whitening does not affect tooth discoloration caused by medications or tooth injury.

Teeth Whitening Options

Your dentist will work with you to find out the best teeth whitening solution for you. Depending on your lifestyle, schedule, medical issues, and teeth status, your dentist may suggestion one or more teeth whitening options.

  • Stain Removal Toothpastes
  • In-Office Bleaching
  • At-Home Bleaching
  • Over-The-Counter Bleaching

Teeth Whitening Side Effects

Right after you get your teeth whitened, you may have tooth sensitivity that will subside over the new few days. Also, overuse can damage the tooth enamel and gums causing inflation and tooth sensitivity. Make sure you follow all directions from your dentist.

Lastly, while not quite a side effect, ensure to not eat staining foods such as tomatoe sauce and coffee or partake in other activities that can stain your teeth for a few days after teeth whitening or you may cause more staining.