When your once bright white smile suddenly becomes dull and dingy, you take notice. You might be fairly certain that others have, too. It’s enough to make you want to stay out of the public eye, which is rather difficult to do these days with the rise of social media. The doctors at Davis Dental Practice understand your concerns and are ready to help solve your discoloration woes with teeth whitening options.
Causes of Discoloration
There is no single cause for stained teeth. In fact, you may even be surprised to learn that your discolored teeth are the result of several factors:
Can’t I Whiten at Home?
Certainly. There are plenty of products available on the market today to help whiten your teeth. Whitening toothpastes are specially formulated with abrasives that help the bristles of your toothbrush to scrub off surface stains. Or, you may choose to go with whitening strips, which contain low levels of bleaching agents to help penetrate more difficult stains. These products can take a while, however, to see the full results you’re looking for.
Professional Whitening Options
Whether you’re looking for faster results, or your teeth aren’t responding to over-the-counter whitening remedies, we can provide you professional whitening options. The first option is performed right in our office. We use stronger grade bleaching agents (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide), which are FDA approved, to get the job done. Before we apply the bleach, we take measures to make sure your gums are protected. Then, we apply the bleach and use a special lamp to cure it. This lamp also enhances the bleach’s effects. The process is quick and you’ll see results right away.
Our second whitening option gives you the freedom to whiten on your own time. First, we take impressions of your mouth to create custom whitening trays. You go home with these trays, a bleaching agent, and instructions. You can whiten around your own schedule. Results take a little longer than our in-office procedure, but this option is much more effective than over-the-counter whitening products.
Restoring a bright white smile doesn’t have to be difficult. If you are interested in learning more about our teeth whitening options, or want to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (530) 349-1949.