There’s nothing wrong with wanting whiter teeth! It’s hard to imagine anything other than a dazzling smile for your selfies and family photos. If teeth whitening you would like those pearly whites, then you should contact your Prescott Valley, AZ, dentists about teeth whitening.
Cause of discolored teeth
Part of the reason teeth become discolored is because of age but that’s not the only reason. Here are some other reasons:
- Chewing tobacco
- Drinking coffee and/or tea
- Eating certain foods, such a blueberries
Teeth whitening may sometimes be essential for a person’s self-esteem. The over-the-counter kits are not effective though, which is why your doctor uses professional high-concentration bleaching gels that cannot be found over the counter and can give you quick results.
Professional Whitening Methods
In-Office Whitening: Your Prescott Valley dentist will cover your gums and tooth-root surface then a plastic retractor will be used to keep your lips and cheeks away from the surface of your teeth. The dentist will apply hydrogen-peroxide that’s extra strength and intended to be used by only professionals. The hydrogen-peroxide is left on your teeth for an hour. After this hour, your teeth will be ready.
Take-Home Whitening: This method is more convenient for people but won’t necessarily give you the results you want. Your doctor will give you a custom-made plastic mouth tray, one for the top jaw and the other for the bottom jaw. A gel, also provided by your doctor, will be put into the trays and then placed over your teeth. You will need to leave the tray on for about an hour and won’t necessarily get the results you want the first time around, so you will need to repeat the process until you are satisfied with your smile.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, then give Dr. Kelly Larson and Dr. Seth Larson a call today! Your Prescott, AZ, doctors can help you.