Our teeth are naturally porous. The thousands of tiny “tubules” across the surface of our enamel can gradually accumulate stains from the everyday foods and drinks we consume. On top of that, some of us may have genetically darker teeth or factors that contributed to tooth discoloration (such as specific medications.)
Professional teeth whitening offers a safe, non-invasive way to remove these stains and reveal a brighter, more attractive smile.
An Affordable Way to Enhance Your Smile
Teeth whitening is typically recommended prior to the start of other smile makeover or cosmetic dentistry treatments. When you have brighter teeth, any updated dental work can be matched to your whiter smile. For a budget-savvy way to enhance your teeth, whitening typically works well as a stand-alone enhancement.
Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Products
Our professional teeth whitening is far more powerful and effective than over-the-counter solutions. Teeth whitening performed in our dental office is guaranteed to whiten your teeth by at least a few shades. Depending on how severely discolored your teeth are, we will determine how many appointments you will need until your teeth are completely whitened.
Common Factors That Cause Stained Teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Dark berries
- Tobacco (or smoking in general)
Candidates for Teeth Whitening
Before you start a teeth whitening treatment, it’s important to make sure that your mouth is free of tooth decay or gum disease. Active infections should be addressed first. A brief exam by one of our dentists will determine if your smile is healthy enough for whitening and let you know what type of results you can expect.
Types of Whitening Treatments
Choose between a professional at-home kit or in-house whitening session. One provides flexibility and convenience, while the other is ideal for those last-minute enhancements when you’re short on time.
Contact the Dental 360 family of dentists today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry offerings.