More than half of Americans feel insecure about their teeth, often as a result of visible dental issues like staining and discoloration. At Burncoat Family Dental, we believe that every one of those people deserves to smile with pride, and our cutting-edge teeth whitening treatments make that possible.
When you book a teeth whitening procedure with a trusted member of our team, you can enjoy teeth that are as many as eight shades lighter and results that last at least three years regardless of how bad staining has gotten. Simply contact us today to discuss your options.
What are your treatment options?
There are two primary treatment options for teeth whitening, and they are –
- At-home whitening: Take-home whitening kits contain a low-concentration peroxide gel that patients apply at home and leave for at least an hour at a time.
- In-office whitening: A dental professional uses a carefully controlled higher concentration of peroxide gel for 15-20 minute intervals, while specialized lights or lasers can also be used to ensure faster results.
While our experts will advise you based on your situation, our patients generally find that reliable and fast results are best achieved with in-office whitening that’s applied by trained professionals with your dental history in mind. For patients who are not eligible for in-office whitening, or who require additional treatment as well, dental bonding, dental crowns, and dental veneers may also be recommended to improve dental appearances overall.
Regardless of your requirements, our team is on hand to help your teeth shine in as little as an hour. Simply contact us today or book an appointment to see those benefits firsthand.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration happens for a variety of reasons, many of which are out of our control. For example, thin enamel that’s more susceptible to staining can often be genetic. Equally, aging has been proven to increase the appearance of stains as enamel naturally wears away, while childhood dental trauma, or even exposure to too much fluoride at an early age can also be a factor.
There are also many more easily avoidable reasons for tooth discoloration, the most notable of which include –
- Poor dental hygiene
- Drinking/eating foods that cause stains (coffee, wine, starchy foods, etc.)]
- Tobacco use
- And more
How can you prepare for professional teeth whitening?
Our experts will help you embark on teeth whitening as soon as possible, but jumping straight into a whitening procedure without proper preparation could result in increased sensitivity or results that don’t last.
To avoid this, our dental experts will first take the time to understand the causes of your tooth discoloration, both by taking pictures and asking additional questions about your lifestyle, dental hygiene habits, etc. Depending on your situation, further preparations may then be necessary, including the treatment of existing issues such as cavities and general dental cleaning that removes the film of bacteria causing staining. Some patients will still experience sensitivity, so it may also be worthwhile to switch to a sensitive toothpaste in the days leading up to and following your procedure.