Teeth whitening are perhaps the most popular and simple of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Having a bright smile is important because it is one of the first things people notice about you and can play a large part in the confidence you exude. With the many advancements in dental technology there are many teeth whitening options available ranging from a quick visit to the dental office or do-it-yourself kits you can use from the convenience of your home. You can learn more about the methods we use to help you get a bright, white smile below.
Teeth Whitening is the process of getting rid of the stains on the surface of the teeth. The process refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing dirt and debris. Teeth contain a porcelain-like enamel surface that protects them from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. Enamel can be worn down and becomes more transparent permitting the yellow color of dentin (tooth's core material) to become more visible. While we chew, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. These cracks fill up with stains and debris and as a result the teeth eventually develop a dull or lackluster appearance. We use whiteners to remedy this occurrence by removing the stains and debris resulting in bright, white teeth.
A popular example of a tooth whitener is custom tray whitening or Deep Whitening, which allows you to have a brighter smile and only takes a one-time, one-hour visit to our office. For those who prefer to whiten their teeth at home, Our Suisun City office offers professional teeth whitening kits. These kits come with mouth trays that are custom fitted to your mouth. By filling the trays with special whitening gels and wearing them at your convenience you can increase the radiance of your smile in about two weeks.
Tooth bleaching is the process of whitening teeth beyond their natural color. This is a common option for those who have severely stained teeth due to medication or other reasons. By far the most effective way to permanently whiten your teeth, bleaching involves products that contain safe levels of bleach such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
There are two types of staining as related to teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
As you can see there are many causes of tooth discoloration that can happen to almost anyone. All these factors will play a part in how white your teeth will be. Suisun City Dental can help you brighten your smile by one of our many teeth whitening options. Contact us for more information on the best teeth whitening remedy's for your situation.