For A Bright, White Smile!
If your smile is not as white as you'd like it to be, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the majority of people asked what they’d want to change most about their smile chose whiter teeth. The good news is that professional teeth whitening treatments at My Time Dental Centers can whiten your teeth several shades in a single office visit. You can now enjoy a whiter, brighter smile!
Why do teeth get stained and discolored?
As the years go by, teeth can become discolored due to surface stains or changes in the tooth material. Extrinsic staining takes place when the tooth enamel is stained by foods or beverages such as berries or coffee, or due to tobacco use. Intrinsic discoloration happens when the inner structure of the tooth, the dentin, becomes discolored due to aging, using certain medications, or excessive exposure to fluoride during early childhood. Chips or injuries to your teeth can also cause discoloration, especially when there is damage to the tooth pulp.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening involves applying peroxide-based gel to the surface of stained teeth. The whitening gel breaks up the stains, resulting in brighter, whiter teeth. Not all tooth discoloration responds to teeth whitening the same way. Yellow teeth show good whitening results, while brown and gray teeth may not respond well. Whitening is not effective if used on dental restorations, or if staining is due to trauma or the use of medications.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening, also called chairside bleaching, delivers the best tooth whitening results. The procedure involves applying a protective shield on your gums, then placing a bleaching gel onto your teeth. With our professional grade whitening products, you’ll see dramatic results right away. In just one session, your teeth will be several shades whiter.
Professional teeth whitening has been shown to be a safe procedure. Temporary side effects include sensitive teeth, which subsides quickly without intervention.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
There are many tooth whitening options available for purchase over-the-counter. These include peroxide-based Whitestrips, and whitening gels, along with whitening toothpaste which contains an abrasive that works to remove some surface stains. While these products may whiten your teeth, it can take a long time to see results. For better whitening results, we can provide you with a custom-made tray and bleaching gel to use at home.
Are you ready for a whiter, brighter smile?
Contact My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, AZ to learn more about teeth whitening and how it can brighten your smile. We look forward to helping you look and smile your best.