If you’ve noticed changes in the shade of your teeth over time, you certainly aren’t alone. Many different things can cause or contribute to teeth discoloration. Some of those factors include:
The most common cause of tooth discoloration is the aging process. As the years pass, you naturally lose some of your thin white layer of tooth enamel, leaving more of the yellow dentin layer to shine through.
Professional teeth whitening works by using a powerful whitening solution to safely and effectively boost the brightness of your teeth in just one visit. The process begins by carefully protecting your gums and other soft tissues before we expertly apply a thin layer of whitening gel.
Some whitening systems use a special treatment light to activate the gel. After the gel has had time to blast apart stains, we carefully remove it, and then we thoroughly rinse your teeth and mouth.
Crimson Maple Dental also offers a professional-strength at-home whitening system that enables you to whiten your teeth on your own. You’ll be fitted for custom whitening trays that snap directly over the surface of your teeth.
You place a thin line of whitening gel into the trays and then wear them for a set period of time. This approach takes longer than in-office whitening, but it also allows you to choose the level of whiteness you prefer. When you notice your teeth have lost some brightness, just use your tray again for a few days to give them a boost.
Virtually every grocery and drugstore offers an array of products that promise to whiten your smile. None of these options, however, can match the power of professional whitening.
Letting a dental professional handle your teeth whitening also prevents damage to your gums and tooth roots. You can rest assured that your smile will gleam without compromising your oral health.
If you’d like information on the best dental hygiene products to keep your teeth looking great after professional whitening, just ask your dentist during your next visit. Online booking is fast and easy, or you can always call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.