Why Do Teeth Stain or Discolor?
Teeth are naturally porous which means that they absorb whatever they come into contact with, specifically dark colors. Whenever you eat or drink certain items, smoke, or take specific medications, it can cause your teeth to look discolored or stained. Staining and discoloration can also occur with poor oral hygiene practices.
Most stains come from sources such as:
- Red wine
- Dark beer
- Cigarettes or tobacco products
Once these substances and their staining molecules come into contact with the tooth enamel, they easily become trapped there. Brushing won’t remove the molecules from your teeth. Teeth whitening does though because the chemicals in it break down the stain molecules. One of the best ways to keep your smile white is by avoiding substances that stain and getting whitening treatments occasionally.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
If you’ve tried over the counter whitening products, you were likely left disappointed. Although those types of products can make your teeth look whiter, they can leave some with damaged teeth, sensitivity, uneven results, or little to no visible changes. In the end, it’s not worth the risk. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening comes with a lot of benefits. Dr. Green will monitor your entire treatment to ensure your results look exactly how you want them to. He will also make sure you don’t damage your teeth and end up with even results.
Professional teeth whitening is also significantly stronger than over the counter whitening products. This means that it’s more effective. To help patients achieve their ideal results, we offer two different types of professional teeth whitening options to choose from.
In-Office Teeth Whitening with Zoom!
If you’re short on time or want results in a day, we highly recommend Zoom! Professional teeth whitening. In just one visit to our dental office, we can brighten your teeth several shades. To complete the procedure, Dr. Green will first apply a protective layer to your gums. He will then paint the whitening gel on your teeth and then place a special light over your mouth to activate the whitening compounds. You will sit for 15 minutes before he reapplies the whitening gel and special light again. After three sessions, your teeth will look dramatically whiter!
KöR Deep Bleaching
If you want to achieve the maximum level of whitening, KöR Deep Bleaching is your best option. KöR is a take-home whitening kit that you complete on your own time. Before sending you home with a kit, we will create custom trays that fit your specific mouth exactly. Once you take the kit home, you will apply the whitening gel to the trays and then sleep with them on at night every night for the allotted time. Although this option takes longer to produce results, the results are much more dramatic. In just two weeks, you will have a luminescent smile! You can also keep your trays for touch-ups down the line so your teeth always look their best.
Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Whitening
Do you want to brighten your smile and hide years of stains? Our cosmetic dentists in Southlake, TX can provide you with professional teeth whitening that delivers amazing results for months to come! Contact our dental office today to get started. Please call (817) 587-4566 to schedule an appointment.