At some point, most of us look in the mirror and wonder where our pearly whites have gone. Dullness and stains are common amongst adults of all ages and most of us will suffer the consequences of discoloration, regardless of how good we brush and floss. Stained enamel is not a sign of poor oral hygiene (although it could be). Usually, it is nothing more than a side effect of eating and drinking.
Enamel seems to be a solid surface covering teeth. In truth, enamel is porous, just like the skin. These microscopic pores become filled with debris from meals and, over time, enamel does not reflect light as it once did. This doesn't affect sheen, as it would seem; it affects color. If you are in the Port Charlotte, FL area, your dentist Dr. Dehdashti has convenient solutions that get the job done.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
Teeth whitening has become a very common process. So common, in fact, that it can be downright confusing trying to find the right method for your needs. Do you reach for the most affordable option and brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste? Do you purchase the latest, semi-affordable whitening strip and go at it on your own? Or do you choose to whiten your teeth in your dentist's office? We are happy to offer both home whitening treatment and in-office treatment.
Home whitening kits were the first professional treatment for removing stains from enamel. This method is safe and offers you the convenience of whitening on your own time. Some people even sleep in their whitening trays, eliminating any need to take time out of their busy schedule. To put the dazzle back into your smile, you need only consult with us and have us make custom-fit whitening trays for you. Daily application of professional grade whitening gel may continue for a few days or a few weeks. It's all up to you how white you want to go. The only difference between home whitening and what we do in the office is that your teeth are immediately whiter.
Discoloration is not as straightforward of a problem as you may think. This is just one of several reasons why it is wise to have your teeth whitened professionally rather than using a DIY method. To learn more, give us a call and schedule a consultation.