Over time, your teeth can become discolored. This is from a wide variety of factors. As you age, they are more prone to yellowing. Certain foods and drinks, as well as alcohol and tobacco use, can also cause discoloration. If your teeth are discolored, you may want to consider a teeth whitening treatment to restore them back to pearly white.
Teeth whitening treatment can come in a variety of forms. There are gels, toothpaste, whitening strips, and in-office treatments. In-office treatments are the strongest and most efficient way to whiten your teeth.
What is in-office teeth whitening?
In-office whitening produces the fastest and most dramatic results of all whitening options. It is completely safe and painless. For this procedure, we use a bleaching material that is spread on your teeth. In-office treatments yield stronger and more noticeable results than at-home or DIY treatments.
Is teeth whitening safe?
In-office treatments are also some of the safest teeth whitening options because it is monitored by a dental professional. We make sure everything is running smoothly and that the bleaching agent does not touch your tongue or gums. Overall, whitening done right is considered to be safe and will not hurt your teeth.
What are other whitening options?
Some alternatives to in-office whitening include charcoal methods, whitening strips, and special toothpastes. If you are considering at home whitening, come see us. Some methods work better than others and we can point you in the right direction for the most effective at-home whitening.
Are there side effects of teeth whitening?
Although the treatment is considered safe, there are a few potential side effects to be aware of with whitening. The main thing is teeth sensitivity. Your teeth may become slightly sensitive after whitening treatments, specifically after the first session. This will go away, but avoid overly hot or cold foods for a day or two. You may also experience some irritation in your gums should they come into contact with the whitening product. This will also subside quickly.
If you are tired of living with discolored teeth, give us a call today. Our in-office teeth whitening treatments will restore your shiny healthy teeth in no time.