Teeth Whitening At Precision Family Dental

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Teeth Whitening Trays For Brighter, Whiter Teeth

Discolored teeth are the most common imperfection in the appearance of a bright smile. Fortunately for us, teeth stains are usually the easiest blemishes to address.

Teeth whitening treatments can eliminate minor color imperfections. When it comes to teeth stains, it’s essential to know about treating the specific type of discoloration.

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Stains

There are two types of teeth stains: 

  • Extrinsic tooth stains – stains on the outer layer of the enamel are usually caused by smoking and diet. 
  • Intrinsic tooth stains – deeper stains on the inside of the tooth. Read more here.

Most teeth whitening treatments (except internal bleaching) target extrinsic stains. It is easy to improve the appearance of surface stains by using a whitening toothpaste. Teeth whitening toothpaste usually contains special abrasives that gently polish the teeth. They have certain specific chemicals that can help break down extrinsic stains. But, this toothpaste can sometimes be tough on tooth enamel, so follow the labels and only use them temporarily. 

For the most long-lasting and effective treatments against extrinsic stains, professional teeth whitening is better than any whitening toothpaste. To get a brighter smile, you’ll need to change the color of your teeth by using a bleaching agent. Bleaching agents contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals will break stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated and leaving your teeth much whiter!

Teeth Whitening Trays Are Simple And Effective 

There are many different ways to whiten teeth. Dr. Abdel-Salam at Precision Family Dental, recommends using simple whitening trays because of the quality of whitening, the low cost compared with other methods, and the convenience of doing it at home.

Professional Whitening at Home

Nothing is more appealing than a sparkly, white smile. But our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to without a bit of help. Fortunately for us, that help is available at Precision Family Dental. Professional teeth whitening trays is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile and perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure around. 

Depending on your chosen method, teeth whitening results can be pretty dramatic. In-office whitening can lighten teeth three to eight shades in only one hour. Professionally supervised whitening works faster and will protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better than over-the-counter whitening products.

Whitening Tailored to Your Teeth

It is vital to have an oral exam before you begin any teeth whitening process. It ensures your tooth discoloration is not resulting from an oral health condition in need of treatment. It’s essential to check for tooth decay and ensure your oral hygiene is up to par.

Please be aware that it is risky to have whitening solutions applied to your teeth by untrained personnel. It can lead to severe gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. Please talk with a dental professional about which teeth whitening method would be best for you.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Trays

Another effective way to whiten your teeth is take-home whitening trays. Although you play a much more significant role in ensuring the best possible results, you can achieve your desired level of whiteness in just a few weeks. 

First, a mold of your teeth will be taken, and two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you. You fill the teeth whitening trays with whitening gel and position them over your teeth for about an hour at a time.

Unlike whitening strips, custom trays whiten all your natural teeth and contain ingredients that provide maximum comfort. This at-home treatment generally takes ten to fourteen days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

Come To Us For Your Teeth Whitening Trays

If you have questions about teeth whitening, please call us at (734) 762-4852 or email us. Here at Precision Family Dental, we want you to feel as confident as possible about your smile. In a quick conversation, we can answer your questions about how cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening trays can help you start feeling great about your smile. Ask us also about porcelain veneers for intrinsic stains.