We understand how important a bright smile can be. For many people, removing discoloration can help them enjoy renewed self-confidence. In order to help patients obtain brighter smiles, we offer in-office teeth bleaching. Do you have questions about teeth bleaching?
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Bleaching
Question: What causes teeth stains to form?
Answer: Teeth stains can form for a variety of reasons. For example, drinks with dark pigments (such as coffee, soda, tea, fruit juice, and red wine), foods high in sugar, and smoking or tobacco use can all lead to discoloration. In addition, injury to the tooth, fluorosis, or the use of certain medications, such as tetracycline, can cause discoloration to form. Before recommending treatment we will need to assess the factors behind your discoloration.
Question: How does in-office beaching work?
Answer: First, we apply a protective coating over the lips and gums. We then place a powerful bleaching gel onto the teeth. We will use a curing light to activate the gel, lifting surface stains from the teeth. In some cases, teeth can be brightened by multiple shades. With this option, the entire treatment can be completed in a single visit.
Question: How do I keep my smile bright?
Answer: Once you return home you can take steps to help your smile stay bright. First, cut back on drinks with dark pigments and stop smoking (if you do). We also recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day to control the amount of plaque that forms on the teeth. Finally, have your teeth cleaned twice a year.
Question: Will this address all forms of discoloration?
Answer: While in-office bleaching addresses most forms of discoloration, some stains may be permanent. Also known as intrinsic stains, they form the below and may be the result of injury or fluorosis. We can mask these stains with a lifelike dental veneer.