Teeth Whitening

Are you wondering why your teeth turn yellow? You’re not the only one! Millions of Americans complain about their stained teeth. One of the contributing factors to tooth stains is the regular consumption of dark drinks like tea, soda, and coffee.

Another known cause of teeth yellowing is when your enamel wears down–exposing the yellowish layer underneath, called dentin. Aging, genetics, teeth grinding, and consuming acidic foods play a major role in enamel erosion. Thankfully, professional teeth whitening can help solve this problem. 

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Teeth Whitening

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening? 

Professional teeth whitening is when you go to your dentist to have your teeth bleached. With the abundance of whitening products being sold both online and in stores, you might think that you can whiten your teeth at home without professional supervision.

Well, the answer is no! Several reports show that people who attempted to whiten their teeth at home through DIY whitening kits suffered teeth and gum injury. 

How Is A Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Done?

Cosmetic dentists received proper training and education to ensure a safe and effective teeth-whitening procedure. They have the skills and knowledge to administer the bleaching solution safely. Here’s how they do it:

  • A teeth-whitening procedure must always start by taking an impression of both your upper and lower teeth. This is a necessary step to create customized bleaching trays that are guaranteed to fit your teeth. If the trays aren’t customized, the bleaching solution could leak out and hurt your gums.
  • The bleaching solution is placed in trays and you’ll be asked to wear the trays for a few hours every day, for about one week to 10 days. 
  • After 10 days, you will already see a significant difference in the whiteness of your teeth. 

How Long Does the Effect of Teeth Whitening Last?

When you have your teeth professionally whitened you can expect them to last for two to three years. However, the effectiveness of the treatment varies depending on how well you care for your teeth.

Sometimes the stains can come back, especially for those who smoke or love to drink tea, coffee, and wine. To maintain your pearly whites: listen and follow your dentist’s instructions. 

Are You Interested in Teeth Whitening? 

Do you want to give your smile a makeover? If you’ve been contemplating whitening your teeth, you’ve come to the right place. At Lifeway Dental, we are devoted to providing you with comprehensive and superior quality dental care. Our years of experience in the industry have given us the confidence and expertise to handle any dental case. If you have questions about our services, contact us today to learn more!