Safe and effective, professional teeth whitening can make you look years younger by erasing stains caused by foods, beverages, smoking, medications, or aging. Our skilled cosmetic dentists can offer home teeth whitening systems at Island City Dental. If you want to find out more, call today to reserve your personal appointment!
There are many reasons teeth may become stained or discolored, and in order to provide effective treatment, we need to determine the underlying cause of your dental discoloration. Some of the most common causes of dental discoloration include:
Teeth whitening works by using hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to create a chemical reaction called oxidation. When this chemical response occurs, the peroxide bubbles throughout the porous tooth enamel releasing tooth stains. Over the counter and professional teeth whitening products rely on the same method of stain removal. However, store bought whitening products use low doses of active whitening agents and ineffective application methods that allow saliva to access and neutralize whitening products before they’re able to lift away stains. For this reason, professional teeth whitening products are usually a better solution.
If you want to touch up the results of in-office teeth whitening or more gradually brighten your smile, at-home teeth whitening may be a better option for you. You’ll be able to use the same professional-grade teeth whitening products in the comfort of your own home. In addition to higher doses of whitening gel, we’ll create customized application trays that fit snuggly against your teeth and keep the whitening gel in place where it belongs. You’ll see the brighter smile within just about two weeks of short, daily applications.
To maintain your flawless white smile, you should: