If your smile is not as white and bright as you’d like, you may want to consider teeth whitening, the most sought after cosmetic dentistry procedure today.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, it’s now possible to whiten teeth several shades in a single visit with no pain and no unpleasant side effects. Take advantage of the dramatic results available today!
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth can become stained or discolored for many reasons, such as aging, poor dental hygiene, stain-causing food and drinks (like coffee and wine), tobacco use, injury or trauma to the mouth, disease, or certain medications or medical treatments. Discoloration and staining occur when pigments from food and drinks adhere to the surface of the teeth, and these pigments can penetrate the enamel in more severe teeth staining.
It can be challenging to whiten teeth once they’ve become stained or discolored, even in spite of following a strict hygiene regimen.
Fortunately, medical-grade teeth whitening can restore the shade of teeth, even in cases where extensive staining has occurred.
Teeth whitening involves the application of peroxide-based gel to the surfaces of teeth, which helps break up and lift the stains, leaving patients with whiter teeth and a brighter smile.
Not all teeth respond the same way to whitening. Yellow staining will often lift quite easily as a result of teeth whitening, but darker brown or gray stains may be more resistant to whitening gel. Additionally, whitening sessions are not effective on dental restorations like crowns, fillings, or dentures.
Otherwise, teeth whitening has proven to be a safe and effective procedure when performed under the care of a dental professional. Some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity which soon subsides without any intervention.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
For the best and safest results, in-office teeth whitening is the way to go. The quick and simple procedure involves placing a protective barrier over your gums, then applying the bleaching gel onto your teeth. A special light may be used to enhance the whitening process as well.
At Golden Heart Dental, our professional-grade products deliver incredible results. Often brightening teeth several shades in only one session. As such, one session is all a patient needs when teeth are only stained a few shades too dark.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
There are many options available for purchase over-the-counter including peroxide-based whitening strips and gels. These work the same way as in-office whitening sessions do, but these at-home methods take longer to produce the desired results.
Whitening toothpaste is another option to consider, as it contains abrasive material that can remove some of the surface-level stains from tooth enamel.
When time is not a factor, these options are affordable and convenient, but if you’d like faster, more noticeable results, Golden Heart Dental can provide you with professional whitening kits (including custom-fitted trays) and bleaching gel you can use in the comfort of your own home.
Teeth Whitening in Fairbanks, AK
Contact Golden Heart Dental to learn more about teeth whitening and the cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer. We will answer all your questions and will help you determine the treatment options that work best for you. Your bright, white smile is a phone call away! Golden Heart Dental is located in Fairbanks, AK and we serve patients coming from the Fairbanks, Ester, and North Pole areas of east-central Alaska. Call us today at 907-328-0868 or request an appointment!
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