Teeth whitening can provide a more confident appearance and helps to remove stains and discoloration caused by everyday wear and tear on the teeth.
At the forefront of a successful smile are healthy, white teeth. It’s vital to consider the benefits of teeth whitening as it can provide a more confident appearance. Teeth whitening has been around for centuries, but with modern technology, it has become even more effective.
The World Health Organization states that the benefits of teeth whitening can include a more confident appearance, smoother teeth, and improved oral health. Enamel is created by calcium, phosphorus, fluoride and other minerals that come from the foods we consume. Stains can hinder these nutrients from reaching your teeth which can lead to tooth decay. Teeth whitening products work by removing these stains to reveal the natural color of your teeth.
As we age, our teeth naturally get darker in color and over time, stains embed themselves in the surface of the tooth and it cannot be brushed away.
Like stains in the fabric of a white shirt, often you can remove the stain from a tooth with special solutions, which penetrate the surface and remove the stains.
The teeth whitening products at the store have a concentration of bleach that is much lower, so the effect is not as dramatic. We can provide you with custom bleaching trays and high concentration bleaching agents that will have the greatest effect for whitening your teeth.
The dentist will usually apply a special whitening gel in a custom tray. The gel is a very concentrated mixture of hydrogen peroxide and a few other ingredients to help it stay active for a longer period of time. The dentist will then apply the whitening solution to your teeth and let it sit there for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Since in-store teeth whitening is usually not effective enough for dramatic results, you can come to Springfield Family Dental and have us perform professional teeth whitening
The most common side effect with tooth whitening is tooth sensitivity during the bleaching process. We offer options to reduce this sensitivity. Please ask us about tooth whitening the next time you visit us and we will help make your teeth even whiter!