Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to quickly deliver a dramatic change to your smile. As we grow older, minerals penetrate the enamel of our teeth and darken them. Certain lifestyle factors also affect the whiteness of our teeth. At Sinking Spring Family Dental, we offer different options for whitening teeth, but generally it is accomplished by applying a bleaching gel directly to the teeth. The active ingredient in this gel, usually hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, breaks down and forces oxygen into the enamel and dentin of your tooth structure. The oxygen breaks down the stains and makes teeth whiter, all without hurting the structure of the teeth.
Some things that can cause tooth discoloration are:
- Tobacco Use
- Food and Beverages
Take-Home Whitening Kits
An affordable and effective way for many people to achieve excellent whitening results. At our office, we will take impressions of your teeth and fabricate plastic trays molded specifically to fit your mouth. At home, you will fill the trays with the whitening gel and place them over your teeth. The trays hold the gel in contact with the teeth and are worn for a certain period of time. Some treatments are designed to be worn overnight while you are sleeping. The trays are typically worn daily for ten to fourteen days (or nights), or until the desired level of whiteness is achieved. In addition to the trays and solution, you will also receive care instructions to help ensure the your smile stays healthy and white.
If you are interested in teeth whitening in Sinking Spring, PA, call our office today to schedule your next visit!