A teeth whitening procedure involves removing stains and discolorations from the surface of the teeth. These stains can be caused by a variety of things, including smoking, drinking coffee, or drinking red wine. They also can be the result of aging.
How Do Whitening Procedures Work?
Teeth whitening procedures use special chemicals or light treatments to make teeth appear whiter. These treatments are applied to the teeth and may make your smile several shades whiter.
Teeth whitening procedures usually use peroxide or carbamide peroxide to remove stains. These chemicals break apart the molecules that make up the stains on your teeth. Once the stains are broken up, your teeth will appear whiter.
What Are the Different Types of Teeth Whitening Options?
At-home teeth whitening kits
At-home whitening kits are purchased and applied by the patient at home. The dentist will provide patients with whitening trays and whitening gel. The patient will have to wear the trays with the gel for the prescribed amount of time each day until their teeth achieve the desired level of whiteness.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Having your teeth whitened by a professional dental care provider has several benefits. The whole process doesn't take long. Once the process is complete, you can then enjoy whiter, brighter teeth. Professionally whitening your teeth at our office is safe, effective, and produces results that last.
How to Make Teeth Whitening Results Last?
There are many things that you can do to help make your teeth whitening procedure last, including:
- Avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth for 24 hours after your treatment. This includes red wine, coffee, cranberry juice, and soda.
- Brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day. This will keep your teeth clean and prevent stains from building up on your teeth.
- Use whitening toothpaste. These products will help remove stains from your teeth without harming their healthy surfaces.
At Wade K. Marler, D.D.S, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (253) 852-0480 or visit us at 17203 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042.