A sparkling white smile appeals to all who see it. Having attractive teeth can also give self-confidence a boost. But our teeth don’t always look as white as we’d like them to. Sometimes the foods and drinks we like cause staining. Smoking is the other culprit, and simply aging can cause your teeth to yellow. It happens to almost everyone eventually. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.
Our dental office in Scottsdale recommends teeth whitening as a relatively inexpensive way to enhance a faded smile. You probably have seen many different over-the-counter products that claim to whiten teeth to varying degrees. But the strongest and fastest-acting whitening solutions are only available in your dentist office. With Dr. Mariana Conant in our office in Scottsdale, our teeth whitening process is known as Power Bleaching. This process can lighten teeth 3 to 8 shades in a single hour and can last from six months to 2 years.
Our teeth whitening process in Scottsdale begins with applying protection for your gums and teeth roots. Then the bleaching solution is applied. Often a special light or laser will be used to make the bleach work faster. Another way to whiten your teeth is with the take home kit prescribed by your dentist. First your dentist makes most of your teeth then thin plastic mouth tracer created to fit your teeth exactly, allowing you to apply the bleaching gel. In order to see the results, you’ll need to stick with your dentist-prescribed course of treatment. While this process takes longer it can also be very effective and less expensive. There are few things you need to know before whitening your teeth.
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Potential side effects include tooth sensitivity or gum irritation but it’s usually minor and clear up in a short time. Your dentist can tell you if you’re likely to develop sensitivity based on the condition of your teeth and gums. Be aware that tooth sensitivity or gum irritation can become more serious if you use over-the-counter ill toning trays. Or if the bleaches applied by untrained personnel. Keep in mind that teeth whitening will not affect existing crowns, veneers or fillings. Whitening is not permanent but it is possible to slow the fading process by avoiding foods and habits that cause staining and by doing the minor touch up very so often. Most importantly studies found teeth whitening to be safe when you uses directed. Teeth whitening is the most popular and cost-effective way to dramatically enhance your smile. If you’re considering teeth whitening and stain removal, call our Scottsdale dentist office today! We can help you come up with the best plan to return your smile to its better, brighter days.
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