Most people’s teeth tend to become dull and gray as they age. People can suffer from dull, yellow, or gray teeth for many reasons, including
The most popular solution for this problem is a professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist. After a comprehensive examination by Dr. Snapir will determine if the discoloration of your teeth stems from surface color, or from the core of the tooth.
Some teeth stains are resistant to professional whitening treatments:
As a casual observer, there is no way to distinguish between the two. Dr. Snapir will identify the issues contributing to your tooth discoloration and recommend treatments that will have realistic results.
Three primary concerns can eliminate you from a professional whitening.
In the case of hypersensitivity, Dr. Snapir may recommend take-home bleaching trays with a lower concentration of a less potent bleaching agent.
Before anything else, you should have your teeth cleaned to prepare them for whitening. The presence of plaque or tartar could interfere with the whitening process.
If Dr. Snapir detects any cracks, tooth decay, or gum disease you procedure will be delayed until these concerns are corrected.
Once the whitening begins, Dr. Snapir will paint a bleaching gel onto your teeth and keep it there for 15 to 30 minutes. After that time the gel is removed, and another layer is applied. Depending on the treatment you are receiving, Dr. Snapir may use a light on the gel that activated the bleaching properties.
The biggest problem with over the counter whitening kits is that they are a one-size-fits-all solution. There is always a danger of overuse with home kits.
At The Dental Smile Center you will find a team of caring professionals who know that every patient is different. The strength of your bones and integrity of your gums and teeth is important. Generic whitening kits do not take your past or current dental health into account.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!