If you want to enhance your smile, but don’t want to pay for expensive cosmetic dental procedures, then you may want to consider having your professional teeth professionally whitened to brighten your entire face and smile. If you are planning a big event and want your smile to look your best, call the Plano dentist to schedule your teeth whitening procedure.
Reasons for teeth discoloration
- There are many different reasons that contribute to a dull and discolored smile. These factors include:
- Drinking a lot of red wine, soda, tea, or coffee
- Eating staining foods, like blueberries, blackberries and chocolate
- Chewing or smoking tobacco
- Not brushing and flossing properly
- Missing your routine checkup to remove plaque and tartar
- Certain medications for medical conditions can strain your teeth
- Aging also discolors your teeth
How long does professional teeth whitening last
The lifespan of professional teeth bleaching is dependent upon the type of bleaching agent used, and also on your lifestyle. This is one key reason why teeth bleaching may last for three years on one person, while it only makes it to six months with another. In terms of lifestyle, the two most important factors that affect how long bleaching lasts are diet and oral hygiene habits.
What is involved with teeth bleaching
It's important to have an understanding of how teeth bleaching works. When you have your teeth bleached, or whitened, the whitener is applied to the surface of your teeth and left to sit. During this time, its absorbed into the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth. Once inside these layers, the whitener initiates a chemical reaction at the molecular level that essentially dissolves the molecules responsible for tooth stains.
Even after the whitener is rinsed off the teeth, it will continue to dissolve stains for 24 hours after its initial application. The average whitening session lasts one to two hours, depending on the color of your natural teeth. Best of all teeth whitening is completely safe and reliable.
Professional teeth whitening is an affordable cosmetic dental treatment that removes years of stains and brightens your smile in as little as a single dental appointment. To have a beautiful, clean, pearly white smile, visit the Plano dentist or Melissa dentists at Haight Family Dentistry for professional teeth whitening today.