What to Expect with Teeth Whitening in Litchfield

Teeth Whitening Treatment Near Me

Teeth whitening is a good choice for improving your smile. Teeth
whitening involves a variety of processes that make teeth whiter. Your
teeth lose their natural color as a result of

  • aging
  • genetics
  • Consistent use of some types of medications
  • lifestyle habits (such as smoking)

There are two main types of discoloration; intrinsic and

Intrinsic stains are stains inside your tooth
enamel. Intrinsic staining is sometimes present even before your teeth
erupt from your gums when you’re a kid. They are linked to genetics or
high exposure to antibiotics and fluoride.

Extrinsic stains are on the outside of your tooth.
These happen due to environmental exposure to things that leave
discoloration on your tooth enamel such as coffee, soda, etc.

Many different teeth whitening products are available
over-the-counter but not all of them are good for you. If your dentist
recommended a product, you can give it a try otherwise in-office teeth
whitening is more effective.

Note that teeth whitening can have uncomfortable side effects
including tooth sensitivity, and gum irritation but your dentist is your
best ally to prevent unnecessary discomfort.

Teeth whitening treatments mainly come in two forms; In-office
treatments and home treatments.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office treatments should be your first choice. We have teeth
whitening specialists near you!

In-office teeth whitening uses higher concentrations of active
ingredients to achieve results faster.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Common home treatments involve the use of;

Tooth-whitening toothpaste – These are
special kinds of toothpaste that have bleaching agents that brighten
your teeth.

Tooth whitening strips and gels – They are
applied daily directly to your teeth using a toothbrush.

Tray-based tooth bleaching systems
Involves wearing of a guard-like tray filled with a bleaching agent.

The choice of a teeth whitening treatment depends mostly on your
budget. In-office treatments are more expensive but are more effective.
Call us to learn more.