Bright, white teeth are often associated with youth, beauty, and success. Unfortunately, though, most people suffer from a degree of dental staining. If your smile is looking a little lackluster, we invite you to visit us for a cosmetic consultation. After we examine your teeth and learn about your goals for treatment, we might recommend that you undergo professional teeth whitening in East Hartford. In just a couple of weeks, your teeth could be several shades brighter!
Dental stains are usually due to the consumption of dark foods and beverages, but they may also be the result of certain medications, genetics, or other factors. Whatever is causing your discoloration, we may be able to help.
Teeth whitening is a great option for most people whose teeth are stained and who want to feel more confident in social and professional settings. The treatment is able to address both intrinsic and extrinsic stains (stains within teeth and on their surface).
Of course, teeth whitening is not ideal for everyone. Our team will carefully examine your mouth before we recommend any specific treatment.
Chemical teeth whitening agents work by penetrating the outer layer of teeth (the enamel) and breaking up pigment molecules. As a result, the teeth look significantly brighter.
There are quite a few different teeth whitening products on the market, from low-price over-the-counter options to high-end professional treatments. While OTC products can be moderately effective, we generally recommend professional whitening as the superior option. It typically provides better results in a shorter period of time. It may also be safer and cause less irritation for sensitive oral tissues.
In our office, we are proud to offer convenient, custom take-home teeth whitening kits.
If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, we will take impressions of your teeth and use those to order custom teeth whitening trays for you. The custom trays ensure a good fit that reduces the risk that the whitening agent will irritate your gums. You simply use the trays and the whitening gel according to the instructions that come with the kit. You may notice a difference in your teeth after a few days, but on average, it takes two weeks to achieve optimum results.
The results of your teeth whitening treatment can last for years with proper maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you protect your smile’s brilliance: