When a person’s teeth have become dulled, darkened or yellowed over time, professional teeth whitening services can be used to restore their color. The main difference between professional whitening and over-the-counter home remedies is that professional whitening treats the internal staining of teeth. We are proud to say that our professional whitening treatments have helped many people improve their smiles. Just one treatment can go a long way towards helping a patient achieve their ideal smile.
As a person ages, it is very common for their teeth to become increasingly discolored and darker. The issue is the result of a person’s naturally white tooth enamel becoming more transparent. This exposes more of the inner dentin material, making the exterior surfaces appear yellow. While this does not present an oral health concern, it can make a person’s smile appear aged and unattractive. That is why many patients seek out professional whitening treatments to brighten their smiles.
Professional whitening treatments have proven time and time again to be highly effective in brightening one’s smile. While home remedies merely mask the problem, professional whitening treatments address the internal staining of a tooth’s inner dentin material. After just one treatment, the teeth can appear up to eight shades whiter, and the results are immediately visible.
Teeth discolorations can be caused by:
- Certain foods or drinks
- Tobacco use and exposure
- Worn down teeth
- Inadequate oral hygiene
- Oral injury
- Genetics and aging
With its major benefits, professional teeth whitening is actually a surprisingly simple treatment. It can be completed in just one visit to our practice. The process starts by applying a special hydrogen peroxide gel directly to the teeth. This gel then releases oxygen ions that enter the inside of the teeth. These ions will break down any unwanted staining and discolorations, while still preserving the tooth’s main structure. This process is finished quickly, and the whole procedure is very safe and comfortable.
If your teeth that have become darkened and yellowed over time, professional whitening may be able to help. You may call us at (540) 317-1139 to schedule an appointment.