More and more people are spending for a brighter and whiter teeth as your teeth gets discoloration over the years. Here at Sunny Isles Dental , our goal is to give our patients the healthiest and the most beautiful smile with a high quality dental experience that’s worth your time and money. If teeth whitening is what you are looking for, you have come to the right place.
Teeth whitening is a procedure performed to make your teeth lighter with the use of bleach or DIY home whitening kits or can be done by a professional dentist at a dental office.
How does teeth whitening work?
Whitening involves application of bleaching solutions to the teeth so that it attacks the organic molecules in the teeth that cause the teeth discoloration. For surface stains, the solution is left on the teeth usually for 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the method used. For internal stains on non-living teeth that have had root canal work, the bleach might be sealed inside the tooth. The bleaching process continues until these organic particles are rendered colorless. Bleaching works best on yellowish stains and even some brown stains, but may not work at all on gray discoloration. You have to remember that restorations like bonding materials and fillings cannot be whitened with bleach so this is something you have to think about before considering teeth whitening.
In general, teeth whitening is safe because the chemicals used do not directly attack the mineral structure of the tooth itself. You can probably experience minor side effects such as tooth sensitivity but this should not last long. The dentist can take precautions in order to reduce the potential for tooth sensitivity.
What are the causes of teeth discoloration?
- Extrinsic staining is caused by substances that come in contact with the tooth including tobacco, either smoked or chewed, and foods containing tannins such as red wine, coffee and tea.
- Intrinsic tooth discoloration is something that happens along with aging because as you age, the enamel of your teeth loses its youthful translucency, becoming less porous. This is what makes the underlying dentin more visible as it thickens and looks more yellow over time. Excessive fluoride or the antibiotic tetracycline during tooth-formation, inherited developmental disorders, and jaundice in childhood, can also be considered causes for intrinsic discoloration. For damaged teeth, the cause of discoloration are tooth decay, restorations, pulp death or trauma to developing teeth.
There are four advantages that professional teeth whitening offers:
- Immediate Results
One of the reasons so many people give up on teeth whitening kits is because they take so long to whiten your teeth. Most kits take a minimum of 2-4 weeks before you can see any difference in the color of your teeth. With a professional treatment, you can have a whiter smile in less than 1 hour.
- Whiter Teeth
Dentists have access to professional strength teeth whiteners that are much more effective than regular drug store products. These professional products are more powerful and give you whiter teeth compared to home kits.
- Deep Stains
If you suffer from very dark teeth stains, then regular home treatment kits will hardly make a difference as they are not strong enough to handle severe cases. Your best course of action in this case is to visit your dentist who will use light and laser teeth whitening systems that will give you a whiter smile in no time.
- Better Application
One of the issues people have with whitening their own teeth with home kits is the pain and tooth sensitivity. This is either because the bleaching agents are applied incorrectly and come into contact with the gum or tongue or they are left on for too long. Your dentist has the expert knowledge, skills and equipment to correctly whiten your teeth and ensure you have a pleasant, pain-free experience.
In order to maintain the effects of the teeth whitening procedure, you should avoid the food and habits that contribute to your teeth discoloration. You can also have a follow up visit or touch-up whitening treatment at home or at our dental office to keep your smile shining brighter.
Contact Sunny Isles Dental for teeth whitening in sunny isles beach fl . Conveniently located Off Collins Avenue,17100 Collins Ave, Ste. 213 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160