Say goodbye to dingy, yellow teeth in about an hour. Teeth whitening—one of the fastest and most affordable methods of cosmetic dentistry—helps remove years of stains and discoloration essentially in minutes. You can get that bright, white smile you’ve always wanted.
Our offices at Towncare Dental have a variety of teeth whitening methods to help you achieve gorgeous results within your budget and your lifestyle. You can make an appointment to whiten your teeth during one visit, or take home an easy-to-use kit to bleach your teeth in private for about 15 minutes a day over ten days.
Whichever treatment you choose will give you dramatic results, especially when applied after a teeth cleaning. A professional cleaning removes any food particles and bacteria that can contribute to tooth stains. Think of it as starting with a blank canvas for your new smile.
What Causes Tooth Stains?
Even if you’re diligent about your dental hygiene, you still might notice yellowing or discoloration to your teeth over time. The color of your teeth actually is a combination of light reflected off the enamel—the tooth’s hard outer surface—and the color of the dentin, or middle layer, underneath. Everyone’s tooth enamel varies in thickness and smoothness because of our genetic makeup. So if you have thin enamel, your dentin will show through more strongly.
Yet as we age, all tooth enamel tends to become thinner while the dentin darkens. This changes your overall tooth color. Because tooth enamel is porous, what we eat and drink, among other factors, can discolor tooth enamel.
The most common reasons for tooth stains include:
- Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda
- Tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco
- Certain medications
- Poor brushing and flossing
Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and drinking water all help wash away stain-causing foods and liquids.
Why Should I Whiten My Teeth Before Getting Crowns or Bridges?
Dental work such as crowns and bridges are meant to blend in with your natural teeth. But if your natural teeth are dingy or discolored, the dentist will match the crown or bridge to that color. Over time, as the crown or bridge resists staining, it might look brighter than your natural teeth.
Teeth whitening products do not work on the ceramic or dental porcelain used in crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers. So whitening your natural teeth before such dental work ensures your smile stays uniformly bright.
How Towncare Dental Can Help
At Towncare Dental, we like to provide several teeth whitening options that best fit your schedule, budget, and personal comfort level. Here’s a brief look at some of the whitening treatments you’ll find at our offices. Not all offices offer all types of whitening, so when you call to make your appointment, be sure to ask which types of in-office and take-home teeth whitening are available at that particular dental office.
Zoom® Teeth Whitening:
Whiten your teeth up to eight shades in less than an hour in your dental office with Zoom, the most requested professional teeth whitening brand in America. Zoom uses a high-concentration whitening agent applied to your teeth and activated by a special light.
Whiten your teeth up to four shades after your regular teeth cleaning with Zoom QuickPro. Your hygienist will apply the whitening varnish, then a sealant layer that locks it in place. You can go about your day as usual and then 30 minutes later simply remove the varnish with a toothbrush or paper towel, revealing a brighter smile.
This powerful 20-minute treatment removes stains and whitens teeth without the sensitivity that some patients experience with other whitening treatments. Relax in our office as you bite into a pre-filled tray of delicious-tasting whitening gel while our dental professional applies LED light technology to each tooth.
This in-office treatment uses potassium nitrate and fluoride, which helps maintain the health of your tooth enamel. Because it’s chemically activated, this treatment doesn’t use light technology but still whitens teeth in less than an hour.
Whiten your teeth professionally in the privacy of your home. Opalescence Go is ready right out of the box. Just place one of the comfortable pre-filled whitening trays against your upper or lower teeth, bite gently, suck down to secure the whitening material, and remove the colored outer tray. Leave it on for as little as 15 to 20 minutes a day for ten days.
Another at-home treatment, Zoom NiteWhite uses trays that exclusively fit the shape and size of your mouth and feel like lightweight, comfortable retainers. Simply fill the trays with whitening gel, bite gently, and wear them for up to four hours daily or overnight for roughly two weeks.
Call Today to Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment
Our offices at Towncare Dental are glad to answer any questions you have about the particular teeth whitening options we offer. Please give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you smile brighter.