Brighten Your Smile
Dental bleaching, more commonly known as teeth whitening is a very simple procedure that is done to change the color of your natural tooth and is also a great way to enhance those pearly whites of yours.
There are number of ways to whiten your teeth. One of the most popular ways to go about that is by using an at home tooth whitening system that can help whiten your teeth dramatically. The tooth whitening only works on the natural tooth, so it’s very important to evaluate the replacement of any old fillings or crowns. If there are any replacements, those restorations will be done afterwards so they match your freshly whitened teeth.
This type of whitening requires two visits most of the time. At your first appointment, your dentist will have impressions made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays. Now the second visit is where you’ll be able to try on your custom trays to see if they fit properly, adjustments will be made if needed. The trays are worn with special whitening gel twice a day for 30 minutes to an hour or overnight for a few weeks, depending on the amount of staining or desired level of whitening. If you start experience tooth or gum sensitivity, don’t be worried, it’s completely normal! Your teeth and gums will return to being less sensitive after bleaching treatments have stopped.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. You may need touch-ups every couple years depending on your lifestyle.
What are some reasons for teeth whitening?
- Fluorosis, which is the inappropriate use of fluoride products such as mouthwashes and toothpaste.
- Natural aging of the teeth causing enamel to thin.
- Stained teeth due to medications such as tetracycline and doxycycline.
- Yellowed, brown stained teeth caused from drinks or tobacco use.
Brighten up your smile, see what teeth whitening can offer you, call Blue Stone Dental at 817-337-0223 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at www.bluestonedental.com.