Do you wish you had brighter, whiter teeth? If your smile is lacking its sparkle or if your teeth are discolored, you are not alone. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that when asking people about what they would most like to improve about their smile, most chose whiter teeth.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. It is an easy way to brighten teeth and lift discoloration. It's time you enjoyed the bright, white smile you desire!
Why Do Teeth Change in Color?
Over time, your teeth may start changing from white to not-so-bright due to a variety of reasons. Age, trauma, certain medications, food and drink containing staining agents, along with the use of tobacco products can all contribute to staining or discoloration of your teeth.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
This simple process involves applying either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to the surfaces of teeth. The bleach works to break up stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated, and resulting in brighter teeth.
Teeth Whitening Options
Talk to us at BMC Family Dentistry before starting any teeth whitening treatment to ensure the best and safest outcomes. Following are some whitening options available to you:
In-Office Bleaching: This procedure, also called chairside bleaching, will usually require one office visit. We will start by applying a protective gel or rubber shield to protect your gums. We will then place the bleach paste or gel onto your teeth, delivering the best teeth whitening results. You will love the incredibly whiter results achieved by our professional grade bleaching products.
At-Home Bleaching From Your Dentist: If you desire bright, white results at home, we can prescribe a home whitening treatment. We will provide you with a custom-fitted tray along with a specially formulated whitening gel. We will give you instructions on how to place the bleaching solution in the tray, and how long to leave it against your teeth. You may need a few days to a few weeks to achieve the desired whitening results.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Products: There are many different options for in-home whitening you can purchase over the counter. You may use whitening gels or strips containing clear, peroxide-based whitening agents which work by being placed directly against your teeth. Whitening toothpaste contains a mild abrasive to remove surface stains.
Are You Ready for a Whiter, Brighter Smile?
Contact us today at BMC Family Dentistry to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can enhance your smile. We are here to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile!