Tooth whitening involves lightening teeth that have been discolored by staining. There are many causes of staining. Some of the biggest ones include:
Coffee, tea, and cola drinks
Lack of proper oral hygiene
At Caspian Dental Center, our dentist uses a high-concentration peroxide gel to whiten teeth. The dentist will coat the teeth with the peroxide gel and use a UV light to accelerate the oxidation process. The dentist will repeat this process multiple times until the teeth are as white as the patient desires.
Types of Teeth Whitening
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Whitening teeth in the dental office is the fastest and most effective method of teeth whitening. First, your dentist will clean your teeth with a paste or gel, then apply a bleaching agent to your teeth. Your dentist may use a special light or laser device to speed up the whitening process.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain smaller concentrations of whitening agents, which are less powerful than those used in professional teeth whitening. As a result, over-the-counter whitening products can lighten your teeth several shades, but your results will be less dramatic than what you can expect from in-office whitening.
Advantages of Teeth Whitening
If your teeth aren’t healthy, they can detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. Bleaching your teeth can make them look whiter and healthier. Healthy-looking teeth are a key part of any beautiful smile. Teeth whitening can even out your teeth’s enamel color, making your smile look brighter.
Feeling good about your smile can boost your self-confidence. Teeth whitening is a quick, affordable, and non-invasive procedure that can give you a brighter, healthier-looking smile.
A More Youthful Appearance
Whiter teeth can make you look younger! Discoloration causes your teeth to look yellow or brown, but teeth whitening can return your teeth to their bright white color. Teeth whitening is a fast, painless, and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment. By whitening your teeth, you remove stains and age spots caused by coffee, tea, wine, and other foods.
Improved Oral Health
Stained teeth are often a sign of bacteria that have settled on the teeth. While stained teeth are not always a sign of serious oral health issues, they can lead to greater problems.
By removing stains, whitening your teeth can help mitigate or reverse the effects of bacteria that may have settled on the teeth. This includes protecting against cavities and gum disease.
If you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening strips, you’ve probably experienced the disappointment of seeing little to no change in the color of your teeth. This is because the strips can only cover a small portion of your teeth. In contrast, professional teeth whitening treatment provides fast, effective results. In just one visit, you can enjoy a brighter smile.
Because teeth whitening is non-invasive, most patients experience very little discomfort. However, some sensitivity is possible. Patients are advised not to grind their teeth or apply any abrasives for at least 24 hours after the whitening treatment.
For the best teeth whitening treatment, visit Caspian Dental Center at 410 Park Grove Dr., Katy, TX 77450 or call (832) 321-4901 to schedule an appointment.
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