Stains, discoloration, and yellow-teeth are common dental concerns. Most people will experience these during their lives, but certain lifestyle choices can aggravate their appearance. Smoking, drinking, and even aging can contribute to yellowed teeth, but luckily, this is entirely reversible.
Professional tooth whitening is the safest, fastest, and most effective way to a sparkling smile. Dentists will always recommend that a professional whitens your teeth. That’s because over the counter alternatives are usually ineffective and can even be dangerous. Store-bought whitening kits are often extremely harsh, and using them carelessly can result in permanently damaged enamel.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Professional teeth whitening is completely safe. Many products used by cosmetic dentists are formulated to contain fluoride and potassium nitrate. These help in reducing tooth sensitivity and increasing the enamel’s strength. While the process of bleaching may cause temporary tooth sensitivity, this is nothing to worry about. That’s why professional whitening is so important, and worth every penny spent.
Teeth Whitening Process
Stains can occur above or below the enamel. Luckily, both can be addressed through a proper whitening process. Before the process can take place, patients should be cleared of gum disease, tooth infections and decay. They must also be willing to improve their oral care habits after the appointment, to maintain their results. Professional teeth whitening can lighten the color of your teeth by several shades, and leave you with a sparkling, beautiful smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening will generally take around an hour. If your stains are extrinsic (above the enamel), a chemical bleaching process will leave you with pearly white teeth for a long time. With proper aftercare, this can mean years of dazzling white smiles. At Dr. Filangeri’s, we use ZOOM!™ Whitening technologies, the same treatment used on the popular reality show Extreame Makeover.
Custom Whitening Trays
We offer custom made whitening trays for patients wishing to whiten their teeth at home. We take an impression of your teeth, and a tray for both top and bottom sets is made in our own lab. You’ll receive a set of instructions and all the necessary supplies needed to finish the procedure at home. Your teeth will be lightened by several shades, with results occurring between 1-14 days. Custom whitening trays are a great choice for patients who want more control over their results, and the comfort of professional dental care within their own homes.
After the procedure, it’s essential that patients practice proper oral hygiene and continue regular visits to their hygienist.
Do you like coffee, tea or wine? Not a problem… teeth whitening is a permanent change to the color of your smile, and if you re-stain you teeth with foods like this, they can easily be “erased” with occasional touch-ups with your whitening gel. Just hold on to your custom made trays!
A brighter, whiter smile is available for everyone. Our clinic has been helping patients achieve just that for decades.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, book a consultation at Dr. Filangeri’s today.Book Now
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