Brighten up your New Year with Teeth Whitening
- Posted on: Jan 15 2018
Studies show that those with a brighter and whiter smile are seen as more attractive, likable, successful and confident. It’s true. In fact, those with whiter teeth are more likely to receive for a job! At the Center for Implant and Esthetic Surgery, we want to help you achieve your best smile this New Year. Let’s address your teeth whitening questions.
What causes stained teeth?
Regular professional cleanings are an excellent way to get rid of the majority of topical stains. For stains that are more resistant, teeth whitening can help. Aging, trauma to the teeth, tobacco use, excessive fluoride, metal fillings that show through the tooth enamel, or beverages like red wine and coffee can cause extrinsic stains. Our dentists offer an at-home teeth whitening kit or an in-office whitening procedure.
Is teeth whitening painful?
At home teeth, whitening kits include hydrogen peroxide. For some people, this ingredient can cause mild to severe tooth sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth, seek out products with lower peroxide levels at 5-6% and require a shorter application time.
How long will teeth whitening last?
The results of your teeth whitening treatment can last for several years. With regular dental visits and adherence to an at-home dental care regimen, you can extend your results. Cutting down or fully avoiding beverages like coffee or red wine will also help you keep your teeth whiter for longer.
Will tooth whitening cause damage to my enamel?
Teeth whitening is a gentle and noninvasive procedure. You do not need to worry about it hurting the structure or health of your teeth.
What are other ways I can enhance my smile without teeth whitening?
Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bonding can provide natural looking and beautiful results. To determine the best way to enhance your smile, arrange a consultation.
Schedule an appointment
If you are interested in teeth whitening or other ways to improve and brighten your smile, call the Center for Implant and Esthetic Dentistry today. Our team looks forward to hearing from you. You can contact our office at 310-285-0530.
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