One look in the mirror is all it takes to confirm that your teeth have yellowed. Instead of assuming there’s nothing you can do, it makes sense to see our professionals and discuss options for teeth whitening. Here are some things you should know about the process, including the type of results you can expect.
Understanding How Teeth Whitening Works
Teeth whitening involves one or more treatments that help to lift stains that have developed underneath the tooth enamel. Our available treatment calls for applying an agent to the surface of the teeth and leaving it in place for a time. Carbamide peroxide can whiten your teeth in a matter of minutes.
During this treatment, the solution passes through the enamel to get rid of the underlying stains. There is no evidence that whitening treatments weaken or damage the enamel in any way.
What Are My Options?
You can opt for treatments in our professional office or use a kit at home. Our teeth whitening treatment is typically more effective than any over-the-counter product that you could buy. If you opt for a kit, make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. Doing so will minimize the potential for any damage to the teeth or gums.
Many people prefer teeth whitening treatments that are administered in a professional setting. This ensures that a professional is monitoring the process and can quickly note if any irritation develops along the gum line. Generally, whitening treatments at the office also produce results faster than any other method.
Will My Teeth Become Sensitive?
It’s not unusual for patients to experience a minor amount of sensitivity during and immediately after a treatment. The sensitivity usually fades as the day progresses. By the time you retire for the evening, your teeth should feel normal. There is currently no evidence that teeth whitening leads to permanent sensitivity.
How Long Will the Whitening Last?
Many people are surprised to learn that teeth whitening treatments can last for as long as three years. A lot depends on your personal habits. If you use tobacco products, the effect may not last for a year. The same is true if you eat food or drink beverages known to stain teeth. Based on the condition of your teeth and your lifestyle, it may be necessary to go back for treatments annually or even twice a year.
Take a good look at your teeth. Would some sort of teeth whitening treatment make a difference? The only way to know for sure is to visit Nouveau MedSpa & Salon in Chubbuck. We’ll conduct a full dental exam to determine the extent of the staining and the condition of your tooth enamel. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!