Professional Teeth Whitening Will Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
Like most people, you had naturally white teeth as a child that slowly became discolored over time. While aging is a key factor in tooth discoloration, several lifestyle habits can also accelerate the process. Smoking, drinking wine, frequently eating dark-colored foods, and lack of attention to oral hygiene are just some examples. Even taking certain medications can change the shade of your teeth from white to a light yellow or brown.
Regardless of how your teeth became discolored, professional teeth whitening can give you the smile you want. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and Dr. Caldwell or Dr. Fazeli will make sure that you leave a lasting impression.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
By the time most patients seek this popular cosmetic dentistry service from SunWest Dental in San Tan Valley, Arizona, they have tried to brighten their teeth at home several times with disappointing results. Although teeth whitening kits you can buy in a drugstore do work, your smile will never be as bright as it could be with treatment from a professional dentist.
One problem with over the counter (OTC) kits is that the manufacturer cannot customize them to fit securely in your mouth. You may find that the trays fit loosely and leak the teeth whitening solution when using an OTC kit. The result could be uneven whitening of your teeth or overall results that others do not even notice.
The biggest benefit of scheduling a professional tooth whitening appointment with SunWest Dental is that our dentists use a bleaching agent formulated just for the dental industry. You could leave our office with a smile up to 10 shades brighter than you had before treatment.
How the Process of Teeth Whitening Works
The carbamide and hydrogen peroxide in our clinical-strength bleach penetrates several layers of tooth enamel to give you the brightest, whitest smile possible while eliminating discoloration. As soon as oxygen molecules connect with the surface of your teeth, they form a chemical bond to break up stains made from plaque and other substances. You wear a tray filled with bleaching gel on the top and bottom rows of teeth that our dentists customize just for you.
Special Procedures for Patients with Sensitive Teeth
You may experience more discomfort than the typical patient if your teeth normally feel sensitive. Please inform us that you have sensitive teeth at the beginning of the procedure, and we will use a less abrasive bleaching gel and toothpaste. We are happy to work with you to determine the best products to use during your teeth whitening appointment.
How Long Do the Results of Professional Teeth Whitening Last?
Individual results vary, but you can expect your teeth to remain several shades brighter than before treatment for at least several months. Some patients go more than two years before they need to return for a touch-up appointment. Your own actions play a key role in how long your results will last. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and avoid habits that could cause tooth discoloration like smoking.
Would You Like Brighter and Whiter Teeth?
SunWest Dental is pleased to offer professional teeth whitening to patients who are at least 18 years old. Your first step is to contact us to schedule a time to meet with a dentist and hygienist for initial treatment planning. You will need to commit to maintaining excellent oral hygiene to ensure that your smile looks as attractive as you would like.
We provide a free tube of whitening toothpaste at your six-month follow-up appointment. You can also purchase additional tubes of whitening toothpaste at this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our San Tan Valley, Arizona dental practice with additional questions or to schedule your first cosmetic dentistry appointment.
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