Teeth Whitening – Teeth Bleaching
The food and drinks you consume can cause your teeth to become stained. Teeth whitening can be a safe and effective way to brighten teeth. At Pearl White, we can give you a whiter, more youthful smile by utilizing whitening ingredients which lift stains deep from the enamel of the tooth. We offer 2 methods of this popular treatment, including an in-office system or take-home system.
Chairside bleaching includes applying a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the soft tissues in the mouth. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light is used to enhance the chemical action.
If the staining on your teeth is minimal, you may need only one bleaching session. Tooth bleaching safely lightens the color of your teeth, and can last up to a year. In general, bleaching works for most people, especially those whose teeth are stained from age, coffee, tea, or smoking.
Other types of gray stains caused by fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline can be lightened, but the result will not be as good.
If you’re interested in a brighter smile, talk to Dr. Benda about an evaluation. Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening depending on the severity and condition of your teeth, and an x-ray may be the best way to tell whether bleaching is right for you.