Every tooth is covered by enamel. It’s a hard mineralized substance that protects the softer layer of dentin underneath, and the even softer nerve center called the pulp. Without strong enamel, decay could easily destroy the good health of a tooth. That’s why fluoride is so important. It gets absorbed into tooth enamel to strengthen it and help it resist decay.
Tooth Extraction Every tooth is covered by enamel. It’s a hard mineralized substance that protects the softer layer of dentin underneath, and the even softer nerve center called the pulp. Without strong enamel, decay could easily destroy the good health of a tooth. That’s why fluoride is so important. It gets absorbed into tooth enamel to strengthen it and help it resist decay. There are three situations which may cause…
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM TOOTH WHITENING?
Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure through a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
WHAT IS TEETH WHITENING?
It is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
WHAT CAUSES TOOTH DISCOLORATION?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
IS WHITENING SAFE?
Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available.
HOW TO PREVENT TEETH DISCOLORATION?
By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent teeth discoloration. For example, if you are a coffee drinker and/or smoker, consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also, improve your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist every 6 months. If your teeth appear to be an abnormal color without ready explanation, the abnormal tooth color…
HOW LONG DOES WHITENING TAKE?
The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed as little as by 45 minutes of bleaching.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups.
HOW DOES IN-OFFICE SYSTEM WORK?
The light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth.