Do you like it when you see yourself smile in the mirror, or do your dull teeth make you wish you had a more pleasing smile? Teeth discoloration is quite a common concern among individuals of all ages. However, it can be treated easily with our teeth whitening solutions, such as in-office whitening, take-home whitening kits, laser whitening, etc.
What are the common causes of teeth staining?
- Chewing tobacco and smoking cigarettes
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Improper or irregular brushing and flossing
- Excessive consumption of colored foods, beverages, wine, etc.
What is the solution?
In-office teeth whitening:It is the conventional way of whitening the teeth, and the most preferred one as well. When you visit the dentist to get the teeth whitened, we will conduct a thorough visual diagnosis and understand the severity of the condition. The presence of cavities and dental restorations will also be considered while determining your candidacy for whitening. A whitening gel would be applied on the teeth, spread evenly, and allowed to stay for a few minutes. Since the gel contains hydrogen peroxide, it liberates oxygen molecules, which penetrate the enamel's porous structure and bleach the coloring particles. The procedure can be repeated as required to get a better level of whitening.
Take-home whitening kits: Whitening kits containing a customized whitening tray and a gel will be provided by the dentist, which you can take home and use whenever you please. The tray will be custom-fabricated according to the contour of your teeth to offer a perfect fit. The trays keep the saliva from diluting the whitening gel, thus rendering more effective results.
Laser whitening: Laser-assisted whitening is one of the most advanced whitening procedures. The gel used for this purpose is photosensitive and has to be activated using a laser of the right intensity. Upon activation, the gel liberates oxygen molecules and speeds up the procedure. If you are short on time and wish to get the course finished quickly, laser whitening will be the best option.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (301) 663-1144, and we’ll assist you further.