Teeth whitening is a simple and inexpensive cosmetic procedure that can brighten your teeth by several shades. There are several benefits to getting an attractive glistening smile, but it can be pretty daunting to do so alone. Teeth whitening services at Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry will help you realize your dream and keep your smile bright and healthy.
What are the Reasons for Teeth Discoloration?
Teeth whitening procedures help remove tooth stains and discoloration accumulated over the years due to several reasons. These include:eating teeth-staining colorful foods, drinking beverages like tea, coffee, and wine, smoking and chewing tobacco, age-related factors and medications like tetracycline
Types of Tooth Stains
There are two types of tooth stains:
They form on the exterior surface of the teeth. Over time the enamel of the teeth will absorb colors from food, beverages, tobacco, and more. These stains can usually fade away through a whitening procedure.
They are more profound and exist below your enamel, within the dentin portion of your tooth. These stains happen due to trauma to the teeth or the use of antibiotics. The intrinsic color cannot be removed with standard whitening procedures and products.
How Is a Teeth Whitening Procedure Performed?
There are two standard methods of teeth whitening; in-office whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
We perform teeth whitening services in our office. They are much more effective than other methods and deliver instant results. For the procedure, we will first clean the teeth thoroughly and cover up the gums to protect them. A hydrogen peroxide gel with a concentration of 15% to 35% will be smeared on the teeth. This gel will be left on for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Reapplication is sometimes required. A curing light is utilized to activate the solution. At the end of the procedure, your teeth should be at least eight times brighter and whiter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you do this process at home, we will take impressions of your teeth and create custom bleaching trays. These trays, fitted on your teeth correctly, will help produce more desirable results. A solution of hydrogen peroxide should be used for a couple of hours each day. You can do this for a few weeks till the time you achieve the wanted whitening effects.
To schedule an appointment for our teeth whitening services, visit us at Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry at 4010 W. State Street, Tampa, FL 33609, or call us at (813) 445-7162 and schedule an appointment.