Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that eliminates tooth stains and discoloration. It uses medical-grade solutions, like hydrogen peroxide gel, to oxidize molecules deep inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation process compliments your daily brushing and flossing routine, enhancing the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Most people experience tooth discoloration because of the natural aging process. Activities like biting, chewing, and brushing your teeth cause your enamel to wear down, revealing more of the yellow dentin beneath.
Tooth stains can also occur because of:
Even habits like drinking coffee or soda can affect the color of your teeth.
The clinicians at FLASH Dentspa offer several types of teeth whitening, including:
In-office teeth whitening transforms your smile in a single visit.
During treatment, your FLASH Dentspa provider applies a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. After your teeth absorb the gel for 20 minutes or so, your provider points a light at them, triggering a whitening reaction. Your clinician repeats the same steps several times until you’re satisfied with the results.
Consider take-home teeth whitening trays, if you’d rather whiten your teeth on your own schedule. A take-home teeth whitening kit contains two removable plastic mouthpieces and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide gel.
You line the plastic mouthpieces with the whitening gel and wear them for several hours each day when it suitsworks with your schedule.
The results of teeth whitening treatment typically last between four and six months*, but you can extend them by practicing good oral hygiene.
The clinicians at FLASH Dentspa recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, quitting smoking, and drinking beverages, like coffee or soda, with a straw. You can also undergo routine whitening treatments and preventive cleanings for maintenance.
Teeth whitening treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. To prevent irritation and inflammation during in-office whitening, your clinician covers your gums and tongue with a protective sheet. After treatment, you might experience increased tooth sensitivity, but that should subside within a day or two.
To brighten your smile with teeth whitening, make an appointment at FLASH Dentspa by calling the office or booking online today.
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