What You Can Expect from Teeth Whitening
Over time, your teeth can become dull or yellowed from age. Even with proper brushing and oral care, your teeth can still become discolored. If you drink coffee or sodas, smoke or eat staining foods, you’ll be dealing with even more problems.
Whitening your teeth can help you make your smile look healthy and bright once again. There are many options for Glendale teeth whitening, and results may vary. Here’s what you need to know:
Teeth Whitening Procedures
You have a few options for whitening your teeth. Common in-office procedures involve applying a gel containing peroxide to the teeth, then activating it with UV light. The procedure typically consists of three sessions of about 15 minutes each.
For those who prefer an at-home treatment, teeth whitening trays are made in a dental office by taking an impression of the teeth. A gel is applied to the teeth at home, and the trays worn for a certain period of time or overnight.
Finally, there are a number of over-the-counter products that are designed to whiten teeth, though these are far less effective than treatment at a dental office.
Though teeth whitening procedures can have dramatic results, there is no guarantee about how white they can make your teeth. Some procedures may lighten your teeth by only a few shades, while others can lighten them by up to 10 to 15 shades. The results will depend on what treatment you get and the severity of the stains.
Caring for Teeth
After getting your teeth whitened, they are more vulnerable to stains. The pores on your tooth enamel are open, and they can absorb stains more easily. If you drink coffee or tea or eat chocolate or other staining foods, your teeth can become discolored quickly. It is important that you avoid any substances that could stain your teeth for at least 48 hours after whitening. Your dentist can give you exact instructions, including items to avoid.
Teeth Whitening Services with Aesthetic Dentistry
Aesthetic Dentistry and Dr. Greg Ceyhan offer a number of teeth whitening procedures to help you restore your smile to its natural whiteness. Aesthetic Dentistry serves patients in the Phoenix metro area including Glendale and Peoria. Our dedicated team works to create a customized plan for each patient to help them get the results they want. While no results are guaranteed, we do everything we can to help you meet your goals.
Dr. Greg Ceyhan – Dentist