About Teeth Whitening Overview
“I do not much care if I have a nice smile,” said no one, ever. The fact is, though, that dazzling smile can be hard to achieve. You can brush and floss like crazy, but if you keep up with lifestyle choices like drinking coffee, tea, cola, red wine, or smoking, then your smile will suffer. So, how can you get the smile you want without sacrificing your guilty pleasures? You can do it with teeth whitening treatments from your dentist. Learn more about whitening options in the Huntley area during your consultation with Dr. Christopher Pottorff.
How Does It Work?
Teeth whitening works very simply. At its lowest effectiveness, it takes away surface stains. At its most effective, it goes down into your tooth enamel and takes away the stains that have built up over the years.
Teeth whitening treatments work by applying potent bleaching agents with fitted trays to your mouth. You can have whitening treatments in your Huntley dentist’s office, or you can have trays to take home. Most patients choose a combination of the two for maximum whitening.
What Causes Tooth Staining?
So, if you understand how teeth whitening works, you will first need to comprehend how they get stained in the beginning; you have two types of staining. The extrinsic type is the kind that just sort of rests on top of your teeth, and you can usually brush those stains away with a whitening toothpaste. Then you have intrinsic stains, which are down under your tooth enamel.
These types of stains have the exact causes – those lifestyle choices we just discussed. The thing is, you’re never going to get rid of all the extrinsic stains by brushing, and that’s how they become intrinsic stains. They sit there and go down further into the tooth enamel.
Ultimately, you can benefit from teeth whitening treatments from Advanced Dental & Implant Care.
About Teeth Whitening Procedure
When you come to see us at Advanced Dental & Implant Care, Dr. Christopher R. Pottorff will take a look at your teeth. If you have a lot of dental restorations, he might advise against whitening. Dental restorations will not respond to teeth whitening, and the treatment might make your teeth look worse than before.
If you do not have many restorations, Dr. Pottorff will work with you to determine whether in-office treatment, at-home treatment, or a combination of the two is best.
Get in Touch With Us About Teeth Whitening
If you dislike your smile, teeth whitening is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments available. Contact us at Advanced Dental & Implant Care today to book a consultation. You can reach us at 846-854-1200. We also service patients in surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Lake in the Hills, West Dundee, Woodstock, Elgin, and South Elgin.
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