Teeth Whitening Service – Brightening Your Beautiful Smile
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- Top results will leave you with 100 percent enhanced teeth.
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- We are a local dental office, proudly serving the Sun City.
- Teeth whitening has never been more affordable!
- We accept most insurances and provide options for those with no insurance.
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Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?
There are two ways that teeth become discolored by stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic occurs when the outermost layer of the tooth known as the enamel is stained. Typically, stains are caused by what we consume. Acidic beverages such as coffee and cola tend to cause stains while chewing or smoking tobacco can cause severe damage, turning teeth yellow to dark brown. Intrinsic is when the inner structure of the tooth known as the dentin becomes yellow or darkens. This can happen for a number of reasons including being born with a rare condition called dentinogenesis imperfecta, which causes teeth to be a blue-gray or yellow-brown color. Aside from lifestyle choices and birth defects, teeth lose their color as we age.
Common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Old age
- Consuming coffee wine, cola or other drinks or foods that can stain teeth
- Chewing tobacco
- Too much exposure to fluoride at a young age
- Being born with a condition
- Cancer or another life-altering disease that requires strong medications
How to Prevent Teeth From Turning Yellow or Brown
There are steps you can take every day to help prevent your teeth from turning yellow or brown. One prevention method is brushing your teeth after meals and gargling with mouthwash. Shortly after consuming coffee, wine, or caffeinated beverages, you should brush your teeth. Moreover, routine dental cleanings can also help keep your teeth in their best shape.
If you suffer from intrinsic stains, which means the inner layer is discolored, you could benefit from a root canal treatment that will remove the inner part of the tooth. Sometimes root canals do not fully correct the issue and you may need to seek alternative options such as veneers or implants.
For small children, it’s important that you avoid early exposure to fluoride, which can remove the tooth’s enamel. Until the enamel is fully formed, fluoride will not discolor teeth. Our dentists can offer you recommendations on child-friendly products.
The Process of Professionally Whitening Teeth
Depending on your specific condition, a teeth whitening service will be performed to treat your needs. The process of whitening your teeth does not hurt and you will not experience any discomfort. You can easily rest your eyes and doze off if you’d like. Our staff will make sure you feel comfortable.
A cheek retractor will be inserted into your mouth, exposing the esthetic zone of teeth, which is visible when you smile. The gum tissue will have a liquid rubber dam or hardening resin painted onto it to protect against any irritation caused by the bleaching gel. Bleaching gel generally contains hydrogen peroxide that is applied to the esthetic zone teeth and kept on for about 15 minutes to half an hour.
After the time has passed, the gel is washed off or suctioned and another coat of gel is applied for an additional 15 to 30 minutes. Between gel applications, we will check to see how your teeth are taking the gel and whether you require more. Once the applications are complete, the cheek retractors will be removed and you will be asked to rinse.
What Can You Expect?
Your teeth will immediately appear whiter. If the color isn’t as white as you were hoping, we may need to schedule a follow-up. Results vary depending on your condition. You can expect teeth to appear three or more shades whiter.
Results are Designed to Give You a Brighter Smile For Several Months or Years
Results will ultimately vary based on the health of your teeth’s enamel, practicing good oral hygiene, and the types of food and beverages you consume on a daily basis. Generally, you can expect teeth to appear white for six to twelve months. Some results can last up to three years!
Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
We do our best to ensure the safety of our patients and offer recommendations based on your unique condition. This procedure may not be suitable for you:
- If you suffer from tooth and gum hypersensitivity.
- If you have deep and intractable staining. Some stains are resistant to high-concentration in-office bleaches.
- If your teeth have become transparent with age.