As a society obsessed with image and looks, the beauty secret that never goes out of fashion is a beautiful, bright smile. Even if you practice good oral hygiene that includes regular brushing and flossing, your teeth can still get stained due to the consumption of various stain-causing foods like coffee, tea, wine, etc.
The quick and easy way to treat tooth staining and discoloration is through teeth whitening procedures.
At Dental Spa Sanford, Dr.Deirdre Pittman always puts your oral health first. Our office is equipped with advanced techniques and methods to help our patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Dr. Pittman helps people with discolored teeth to brighten their smiles with in-office teeth whitening procedures. Dr. Pittman assesses your overall oral health through X-rays or digital scans to ensure your candidacy for teeth whitening treatments. If she finds that you are fit for the treatment, she will start the procedure. She will cover your lips and gums with a protective material to safeguard them from the whitening gel. The whitening gel contains specifically formulated hydrogen peroxide that will break up any teeth stains. To get the desired whitening results, she may repeat the procedure two to three times. Once the treatment is done, Dr. Pittman will apply a fluoride gel to your teeth to combat any sensitivity issues.
Dr. Pittman offers teeth whitening trays and gels for patients who wish to do the procedure in the comfort of their homes. Using the custom-made tray and the prescription-strength whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide, patients can obtain results almost similar to professional teeth whitening treatment. The at-home teeth whitening procedure typically takes seven to 14 days. The patient needs to visit Dr. Pittman's dental office twice. During the first visit, she will examine the health of your mouth and take measurements to fabricate your tray. On the next visit, you will get the custom-made tray and the whitening gel. You should wear the trays filled with the whitening gel every night for the prescribed period to get the desired results.
Dr. Pittman recommends using a combination of professional teeth whitening treatment and take-home trays to achieve the best results.
Besides the dentist-supervised teeth whitening procedures, you can get whitening toothpaste and strips from pharmacies. Whitening toothpaste comes loaded with chemicals like hydrogen peroxide and baking soda that remove surface stains better. However, they can't change the teeth's color significantly or lighten a stain that goes deeper than a tooth's surface.
Strips are hydrogen peroxide-based gels that the patient needs to stick on the surface of their teeth for the stipulated time to get a whitened effect. They work by penetrating the tooth enamel to remove stains.
If you are looking to brighten your teeth, visit Dental Spa Sanford. Dr. Pittman and her team provide personalized care and treatment to help you achieve a flawless smile. Call us at (407) 330-3601 or schedule an appointment online.