Throughout years of typical enamel wear and dietary decisions, our teeth can begin to change colors. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. Our teeth can also of course become stained as a result of food and beverage we consume, as well as at the hands of tobacco products, medications and more. Teeth whitening helps restore teeth to a shiny white color through the use of bleach.
Teeth whitening methods:
There are two popular teeth whitening options available through Dr. Houman Dehdashti. The first, in-office teeth whitening, produces a significant color change in your teeth in a short amount of time, usually within an hour. The procedure is done at our Port Charlotte office by applying a high-concentration peroxide gel on the teeth after they have been protected with a special shield.
The second method, involves the usage of take home whitening kits. These kits are purchased from Family Dentistry for use at home. The strength of the gel used in these kits is lower than that used for in-office bleaching, and thus the gel can be applied for longer periods of time. Usually the trays are worn a couple hours a day or overnight for a few days or weeks, depending on the product.
To consult Dr. Houman Dehdashti on what whitening method is the best for you, or to make a whitening appointment at our Port Charlotte FL location, please call (941) 624-0990.