Professional teeth whitening can bring dramatic results more quickly than over-the-counter products can. This is because the whitening system used by our dentist will be much stronger than anything you can buy at the store. Thus, before your whitening treatment, the dentist will place a protective covering to protect your gums and other soft tissues. Then, they will use a bleaching agent to whiten your teeth. Our dentist may also apply a fluoride treatment to protect the teeth after the treatment.
At Thakkar Dental, we can whiten your smile in just one visit up to ten shades! After your professional teeth whitening procedure, our dentist recommends avoiding certain foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. If your teeth start to yellow again, you can always have the process done again.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
Age, tobacco use, medication, and certain foods can cause teeth staining. However, the most common cause of discolored or yellowed teeth is plaque buildup from poor oral hygiene habits. When you don’t brush and floss regularly, you allow plaque to build up on your teeth. Plaque contains substances that eat away your enamel and create stains over time.
Types of Teeth Whitening
Professional bleaching solutions are applied directly to the surface of your teeth. This treatment lightens stains and teeth to several shades in a single appointment.
The whitening solution is dispensed by a dentist or qualified technician who will also provide you with a custom-fitted mouthpiece for maximum comfort. The whitening solution is placed inside the mouthpiece, and the mouthpiece can be worn while napping or at work.
Which Is Better?
It is important to note that an at-home whitening solution will not brighten your teeth as much or as quickly as professional in-office treatments. Since the dental team supervises the in-office procedure, they can ensure the solution is adequately applied and does not irritate your gums. So, if you have sensitive gums, a professional in-office whitening procedure can help to prevent symptoms. Conversely, over-the-counter whitening kits can cause severe gum irritation and should not be used by patients with gum disease.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Whitening teeth can help with many oral health problems, like stained teeth or yellowing from smoking or other tobacco products.
Teeth whitening may be an effective treatment for gum disease because it can remove the plaque and tartar buildup that contributes to gingivitis. It can also make your gums healthier by eliminating bacteria that can lead to inflammation.
Certain stains on your teeth may not be removable with brushing alone. Teeth whitening is a simple solution for combating these stubborn stains and improving the appearance of your smile.
It can make you look younger! This can help you boost your self-confidence and improve your self-esteem as well.
If you’re interested in getting your smile a few shades whiter, visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512.
1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380