Coffee stains are notorious for discoloring teeth, but coffee isn’t the only thing that leads to stains. Tooth discoloration can be caused by:
Before whitening your teeth, the doctors at Chester Family Dentistry perform a thorough dental examination to be sure you don’t have any problems that should be fixed before whitening.
It’s important to repair cavities or cracks to prevent the whitening solution from penetrating through the damaged area and getting into the soft tissue in the center of the tooth. It’s also a good idea to consult your dentist before whitening teeth at home because some types of stains won’t whiten with commercial products.
Teeth whitening by a dentist protects the health of your mouth, while:
Whitening products irritate your gums, cheeks, and tongue. When you get a professional whitening, these soft tissues are covered with a protective dental barrier, and a retractor is used to hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth while the whitening gel is applied.
Whitening strips and trays available in your local pharmacy are one-size-fits all, so chances are they won’t fit your teeth properly and you’ll get uneven results. At Chester Family Dentistry, the whitening bleach is carefully applied to each tooth, and each one is evenly and completely covered.
Professional whitening products are significantly stronger than commercial products. Several treatments at home won’t give you the same results as one professional whitening. A single treatment in the office can lighten teeth by three to eight shades in just one hour.
Your doctor at Chester Family Dentistry provides customized trays to improve your results when you decide to whiten at home or prescription strength whitening. She takes a mold of your teeth, then makes plastic trays to fit your upper and lower teeth. You can use these trays at home to hold whitening gel in place.
*Individual results may vary.
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