Questions about Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry as it provides a quick and affordable way to improve your smile. Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available in stores, although most people will not see noticeable results, which means wasting your time and money. Instead, opt for professional teeth whitening at Chestnuthill Dental. To help you decide if this treatment is right for you, here are answers to some of the most common questions about teeth whitening.
How quickly you get results will depend on the type of whitening treatment you choose. We offer an in-office treatment, which provides the fastest results, as well as custom trays and strips that you can use in the comfort of your own home. Whitening treatments that you complete at home require multiple uses before achieving your brightest smile but can be used to touch up your teeth between in-office whitening treatments.
No teeth whitening treatment is permanent because teeth are subject to staining due to certain things that we eat and drink. However, there are ways to make your results last longer. The first step in prolonging your teeth whitening results is to practice good oral hygiene: brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Also, be sure to see the dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning to remove stains and tartar buildup. We also recommend limiting your consumption of tooth-staining substances like coffee and wine and avoiding using tobacco. However, regardless of the teeth whitening treatments you use, touch-up treatments are recommended to maintain your results.
Results may vary, but patients may achieve up to 8 shades brighter when using professional teeth whitening in Sciota. However, your genetics, age, and certain medications and health conditions play a part in how white your teeth will get. Therefore, not everyone will be able to achieve the same level of brightness.
Teeth sensitivity is common with gradual whitening kits like what you get in stores. However, with professional teeth whitening, patients report minimal tooth sensitivity following their whitening treatments.
If used properly, professional teeth whitening will not damage your tooth enamel.
We recommend a dental cleaning before whitening teeth because a dental cleaning removes tartar buildup, which is usually a yellowish color. Therefore, you'll get better results if you have your teeth cleaned first, especially if it has been more than 6 months since your last cleaning.
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Dingy, discolored teeth can impact your self-confidence and make the wrong first impression when smiling at others. If you'd like to learn more about professional teeth whitening in Sciota or find out how to get started, contact Chestnuthill Dental by calling (570) 402-4001 and schedule a consultation.