Why Do I Need Teeth Whitening?
Many people have discolored teeth and these people know how self-conscious they feel when they are in company. Many suffer in silence and just put up with the fact that their teeth are not perfect though they never look into the vast array of options available for effective treatment. Personal appearance has always been of paramount importance for many people who may have to interact with friends, work colleagues, customers and associates in different capacities every day of their lives. For these people it is essential to look good and take care of their appearance.
Teeth discoloration is very common and the reasons for the problem can go as far back as childhood in some cases. The most common causes are through smoking or chewing tobacco though this is now thankfully on the decline as more and more people kick the smoking habit. Drinking excessive tea, coffee or cola drinks is another common cause of teeth discoloration and it is the tannin inside the ingredients that does the damage. Taking antibiotics as a child, trauma, poor dental hygiene and general aging are some of the other main sources of the problem.
For your convenience and budget, we have two methods of whitening available to you. The first is an In-Office procedure and the second is a Take Home Kit that you can conveniently use at home.
In-Office Whitening is one of many available dental remedies designed to revitalize the color of your teeth. Certainly whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes are treatments that are available from the pharmacy however, in-office whitening is arguably the quickest, safest, and most effective method of teeth whitening. In this treatment, a special gel is applied to the teeth in which a high intensity light is used to penetrate the whitening materials.
This action will in effect bleach the teeth. This procedure takes up to approximately two hours to be completed and is performed in a cosmetic dentist’s office. It is a safe treatment that specifically focuses on the affected teeth and therefore will not affect the gum tissue in any way.
The only possible side effect to in-office tooth whitening is that the patient may experience a slight sensitivity to hot and cold stimuli for approximately two to three days following the treatment.
Take Home Whitening is the second method which involves preparing custom trays accomplished by taking a simple impression of your mouth. Our lab will create trays that you will take home and use at your convenience. There are several advantages to using this system. We custom fit the trays to you so there is never any risk of ingesting the whitening agents. Additionally, our whitening agents are more powerful than you can purchase over-the counter and therefore, the results will be more dramatic. By allowing you to use this whitening package at home and at your convenience we allow you to have control over how white your tooth color will become.
At Lippitt Dental we are always accepting new patients!
Call us at (403) 286-2525 to book your Teeth Whitening appointment today!