Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening can be a very effective way to remove stubborn stains on teeth. A professional grade Carbamide Peroxide Gel and UV light are used for this 30 minute procedure. The procedure itself is painless, and often only require one treatment per year. Food and drinks like coffee can stain your teeth. 

Other causes of teeth stains include:

  • Medications, including some antibiotics, high blood pressure medicines, and antidepressants
  • Age
  • Tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Underlying  disease or treatment for medical conditions
  • Trauma to the teeth


How does teeth whitening work?

In all types of teeth whitening, a bleaching solution breaks down stains in teeth. These stains are not actually removed from the teeth; they are broken into smaller pieces so that teeth appear brighter. There are three types of staining that can occur: extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related.

  • Extrinsic: The most common type of stain, extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth where the enamel is discolored. These can occur due to food and drink (e.g., blueberries, coffee, and red wine). People who use tobacco products may also experience more extrinsic staining because their tooth enamel is already compromised. Extrinsic staining generally responds well to teeth whitening.
  • Intrinsic: Intrinsic stains are much more resistant to removal because they originate inside  the teeth in the dentin. Physical trauma and some medications are the main causes of intrinsic staining.
  • Age-related: With age, dentin becomes darker and  enamel begins to thin. These two factors make teeth naturally more yellow as we get older. Thinner enamel also makes teeth more susceptible to extrinsic staining.

Schedule your teeth whitening appointment today for that perfect sparkling smile every time. 

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