As we slowly begin to regain some sense of normalcy in our daily lives, we can finally start looking forward to seeing our family and friends again. What better way to greet them than with a radiant smile! A smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A confident, healthy smile can help you feel better about yourself and leave a memorable, positive impression. Over time, your teeth may be discoloured or stained due to a number of factors.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental service that can restore discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour. It is often a safe, efficient, and highly effective procedure under the supervision of a dental professional.
Common Causes of Tooth Discolouration
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Most teeth whitening systems use a peroxide-based formula. When exposed to the air and water in your mouth, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into its component parts: water and oxygen. The oxygen molecules sink deep into the staining on your teeth, where they react with and break down stain molecules.
Over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products also work this way. The greatest difference between OTC products and professional in-office or take-home whitening methods is the peroxide ratio in the formula. With a professionally prepared treatment, your dentist can offer you high peroxide percentages, and therefore stronger whitening.
What to Expect at an In-Office Teeth Whitening Appointment
If you are interested in teeth whitening to help bring out your brightest smile, contact our office today to find out if it is the right procedure for you!