If you have stained or discolored teeth due to tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, teeth whitening can turn back the clock and transform your smile. At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Paradis Esi, DDS, and the team offer teeth whitening to adults and teens. Using safe, effective treatments, they can brighten your teeth and give you a smile you’ve always dreamed of. To make an appointment at the practice in New Port Richey, Florida, call the office, or book online today.
Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry. It uses medical-grade bleaching solutions to remove stains from the surface of your teeth, making your smile appear whiter and brighter.
There are many types of teeth whitening available, but almost all use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as their main ingredient. Peroxide gels are safe, usually well-tolerated, and provide stunning results.
The most common cause of tooth discoloration is general wear-and-tear. Over the years, your enamel wears down, revealing more of the yellow dentin beneath. Other things that contribute to tooth stains include:
You’re also more likely to experience discolored teeth if you eat foods that stain, like tomato-based sauces or berries.
At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, the team offers several types of teeth whitening, including:
In-office teeth whitening can make your teeth between 8-10* shades lighter in under an hour. During this type of treatment, your provider applies a whitening gel to each of your teeth, then points a special light at them, causing a whitening reaction. The solution oxidizes the molecules in your enamel, cutting through the stains.
Take-home teeth whitening makes it easy to transform your smile when it’s most convenient. If you opt to undergo this type of whitening treatment, your provider takes impressions of your mouth. The in-house lab technicians use your impressions to design and manufacture two custom mouthpieces.
When you receive the mouthpieces, you line them with whitening gel and wear them 3-4 hours a day. Over time, they brighten and lighten your smile.
Teeth whitening results won’t last forever, but they often last for up to half a year with good oral hygiene. To extend your results, the Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry team recommends you brush and floss daily, visit the dentist regularly, and drink dark beverages from a straw.
To learn more about teeth whitening, make an appointment at Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
*Individual results may vary.