How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
If you have a special occasion coming up, like a job interview, reunion, or wedding, you’ve probably been thinking about ways to look your very best. One quick way to improve both your appearance and your confidence is professional teeth whitening. White teeth help you project an image of health and well-being. They also allow you to smile more extensively and provide a boost to your self-esteem.
If you’d like to whiten your smile, call 32nd Street Dental Care, the top-rated dentist in Yuma, AZ cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Carroll. We offer both in-office whitening (for when you need to look your best quickly) and custom take-home whitening kits so you can whiten your teeth on your schedule.
Both in-office and take-home whitening work virtually the same way; however, in-office products are designed to work faster and completed under the supervision of Dr. Carroll.
Some stains only affect the outside of your teeth. These are referred to as surface stains and can often remove with improved brushing or professional cleaning. Most over-the-counter whitening products target these types of stains.
Other stains, however, including the kind that develops from regular coffee or tea consumption, go more in-depth. Your enamel, despite being the hardest substance in your body, actually has tiny pores. Pigments from the foods you consume can enter your polish through these pores and become trapped. Professional teeth whitening treatments, like the ones we offer, allow oxygen to penetrate these pores, clearing away the pigmentation for a long-lasting, beautiful effect. Since the product only removes stains that have accumulated, it’s impossible to whiten your teeth too much. In other words, teeth that are professionally whitened look natural and healthy.
Whether you’re considering an in-office whitening treatment or you want to whiten at home, the process starts when you call our practice and schedule an appointment with Dr. Carroll. A professional cleaning will give you a fresh start and the best possible results. Learn about how untreated orthodontic issues affect adults.
We’re looking forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your best smile!