Few things are as attractive as a bright, white smile. We associate a white smile with youth; yellow teeth will make you look older. As we age, the enamel becomes thinner, making teeth appear yellow. If your teeth are stained and yellow, our teeth bleaching dentist can help you have a dazzling smile that will make you look younger and more vibrant.
Why Should I Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening?
The main reason people choose in-office teeth whitening is for its same-day results. You also can expect considerably whiter teeth if you have stains from consuming coffee, tea, red wine or from smoking. Even if you brush immediately after consuming staining foods and beverages, your teeth will yellow. A dentist supervises the whitening treatment so it is safe even though in-office whitening treatments use a far stronger bleaching agent than DIY products.
If you have intrinsic stains, which are stains that are deep inside your teeth, teeth whitening treatment won’t improve the discoloration. Intrinsic stains can come from certain antibiotics, too much fluoride, damage to your tooth or a faulty filling. Before your whitening session, your dentist will perform an exam to ensure that your whitening treatment will remove the stains. Teeth whitening treatments also won’t change the color of composite fillings, veneers and crowns. Ask your dentist about your options if you have restorations. Our goal is to help you have the smile you want.
Please call us today for an appointment. Our dentist will evaluate your tooth discoloration and recommend the most appropriate solution.
How Will Teeth Whitening at Home Work?
Our dentist can supply an at-home use whitening kit which works better than anything you could buy at a drugstore. We ask you to come in for an examination to see if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. If the dentist does not find any evidence of gum disease or any other dental problem that would need to be treated beforehand, a mold will be made of your teeth to be used to create custom whitening trays. The trays will give you uniform results and keep the bleaching gel off your gums. You will come back to pick up your trays and your custom bleaching agent. Follow the instructions for use and you should see results within a week or two. Please call us to request an appointment if you would like an effective teeth whitening kit to use at home.
How Much Will My Teeth Bleaching Cost Me?
Our fees for teeth bleaching vary. Our dentist will take the amount of staining into account, as well as the whitening system being used. If you have restorations that need color matching, this will also affect your cost. Call us to schedule a consultation. Our dentist will examine your teeth and give you a realistic idea of the level of whiteness you can expect, along with your estimated teeth bleaching cost.
How Is Professional Teeth Whitening Superior to DIY Products?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments don’t have the professional-strength concentrations of bleaching agents that a dental professional can supply. You can expect your teeth to become one to two shades lighter with teeth whitening products from a store, while a teeth bleaching dentist can make your teeth five to eight shades brighter. A teeth whitening treatment from a dentist is safer because they take precautions against the bleaching agent touching your gums, your lips and the insides of your cheeks.
What Is the Chairside Teeth Whitening Procedure?
You can expect your treatment to last from between 60 and 90 minutes. While dental whitening systems vary, the basic steps are the same:
- A dental exam so our dentist can ensure that the reason for your teeth discoloration is treatable.
- A recommendation for a teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar which can cause uneven results near the gum line.
- Your dentist may suggest taking a photo of your teeth to document the color change. If you want before and after photos, you can also take them yourself.
- To protect your cheeks and lips, your dentist will place a cheek retractor in your mouth.
- A gel will go over your gums to protect them from the whitening agent.
- You will have several coats of the bleaching agent applied to your teeth, left on for 15 to 20 minutes and then removed. Your dentist may shine a special light on your teeth depending on the whitening system.
- Your dentist will evaluate your teeth after the last application to determine if you’ll need follow-up treatment or whether you would benefit from a take-home kit.
If you would like to make an appointment for teeth whitening in Detroit, please call us. We look forward to serving you.