Get the beautiful smile you deserve
Beautifully white teeth are an essential component of a stunning smile, which is why many people with discolored teeth suffer from self-confidence issues. If you have stained or yellow teeth, you don’t need to worry because there are plenty of teeth whitening treatments that will restore your beautiful smile, and with it your self-confidence.
Though there are many teeth whitening products available on the market that you can use at home, the best teeth whitening treatment is the one you get done at your dentist’s office.
How Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Work?
Tooth whitening treatments, also known as teeth bleaching when a bleach-based solution is used, involve the use of a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to break down the stains on your teeth’s enamel, thereby significantly lightening their color.
Though we all start out with bright white teeth, in time things change. The porcelain-like surface of your teeth is known as enamel, which protects the dentin beneath from chewing, trauma, acid and more. Dentin is yellowish in color and, as we age, the enamel is worn down, allowing more and more of the dentin to show through.
Furthermore, enamel can develop microscopic cracks, due to chewing on a regular basis. These cracks fill up with debris and allow staining to occur, which leads to dull-looking teeth.
A teeth whitening treatment uses a solution to remove the stains and debris from these cracks, leaving behind beautiful, white teeth.
What To Expect From Whitening Treatment
First, it’s important to understand that teeth whitening results vary from person to person. One thing you cannot expect is to leave with unnaturally white teeth. For this reason, the first step is a consultation in which we will go over the procedure as well as showing you what you can reasonably expect in terms of color.
What separates Dr. Robertson and his professional staff at Robertson Family Dentistry is their procedure process for teeth whitening. On the first visit and during your consultation, we will create an impression of your teeth in order to create an exact model. From there, we will develop a cast model which is custom made to fit perfectly with your teeth. Bleaching trays are made that fit over your teeth and will be made available upon your second visit. We will provide instructions along with a case. We use only high quality bleach and we ensure that the instruments are non-sensitive. The period between the first and second visit is typically under a week.
It’s important to keep in mind that with a professional teeth whitening treatment, it can take up to two weeks for the full effects to be visible. This is why we suggest waiting before deciding whether or not you want to undergo another treatment, which might be necessary for people with very discolored and/or stained teeth.
Looking After your pearly whites
Now that you’ve gone through a teeth whitening treatment, you should try to maintain the results as long as possible. The first thing you need to do is avoid dark foods and beverages for a minimum of one week. So, ideally, stay away from things like beets, wine, coffee, and anything else that could cause immediate staining.
You also need to maintain excellent oral hygiene, which means brushing and flossing after you eat, in the morning and before you go to bed. Also, to maintain the results for the long-term, you can use special teeth whitening trays at home, or an easier option is to come in once per year for a quick touch-up.
Dental teeth whitening can help you get your beautiful smile back, thereby restoring your self-confidence and zest for life. For the best possible results, you should consider getting a professional treatment first, after which you can use at-home teeth whitening products to maintain your beautiful smile. So, book an appointment now and let’s get to work on whitening teeth!