Teeth can become discolored or stained over time. It may be due to smoking, taking certain medications or consuming tooth-staining beverages and foods. Teeth whitening is an excellent choice for patients who otherwise have healthy teeth and gums. Drs. Daftary and Mahallati offer an in-office procedure to whiten teeth or can provide a teeth whitening program for home use. Get that beautiful smile you’ve always wished for!!!
Is it painful to have my teeth whitened?
Most home tooth whitening kits feature hydrogen peroxide, which is known to cause tooth whitening sensitivity for some people. When whitening your teeth, it’s important to be aware of the two key factors that impact the level of sensitivity you experience: Peroxide level and application time. As a general rule, if you have teeth sensitive to whitening, stay with products that have lower peroxide levels (around five to six percent) and shorter application times (five minutes an application).
How many dental visits do I need to have before my teeth are whitened?
Most commonly it requires one dental visit to have teeth professionally whitened in the dental office. However, at-home teeth whitening products requires daily repeated intervals of time using dental trays and whitening gel prepared by the dentist.