Brighten Your Day And Your Smile
Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately and noticed that your pretty smile is not so white anymore? Inadequate oral hygiene can have lasting effects on the health and appearance of your teeth, including stains and damage to their structure. Sometimes, even when you do everything you’re supposed to, tooth discoloration can creep up on you over time.
Tooth discoloration can occur due to regular consumption of certain foods or drinks like coffee or wine, the use of tobacco and smoking, or as a side effect of some medical treatments. It can even be caused by the ingredients contained in certain mouthwashes like chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride. Other causes can include environmental factors like high fluoride levels in water, and things like genetics or aging.
If you notice tooth discoloration and would like to correct it, there are a couple of solutions for this common dental condition.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is a procedure administered by a professional and performed with strong bleaching ingredients to guarantee fast, long-lasting results. Bleaches can cause a little irritation, which is why the dentist will look for tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems that need to be addressed before the procedure.
In preparation for the process, photos of your teeth are taken to compare their color with shade guides to set the goals for the treatment. This is followed by a prophylactic cleaning to eliminate plaque and debris from the surface and between teeth.
It’s important to first establish whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, so keep in mind that some conditions can’t be treated by it. These include deep stains caused by various inorganic factors or trauma, and teeth that have become transparent with age. Your dentist will be able to guide you to the right course of treatment.
Yellowed teeth and stains caused by food, drink, and tobacco use are some of the many problems that can be solved by in-office teeth whitening.
In-office whitening is beneficial because:
- It produces immediate results
- It’s the safest form of bleaching
- The process is monitored by a professional, giving you reliable and predictable results
- It’s a customized treatment, performed according to an individual’s conditions and preferences
At Integrity Dental, we are proud to help patients in the Wellington, FL area achieve whiter smiles that boost their confidence. Please call us to schedule your teeth whitening consultation today.