Many factors can make your teeth look gray, dingy, yellow, or uncared for. Some of the most common causes of superficial discoloration include:
Foods high in acids, like citrus fruits, sodas, tomato products, or energy drinks temporarily soften tooth enamel, which makes it easier for stains to penetrate your enamel and leave stains. And of course, poor oral hygiene habits can also make your teeth look dingy and dull.
At Sunny Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Singh offers both in-office teeth whitening treatments completed in about an hour and take-home whitening kits that feature a custom design for optimal results.
Take-home whitening products take longer to produce results, but they can still give you a great-looking smile. Take-home treatments are good for prolonging the results of an in-office whitening treatment.
During an in-office whitening treatment, you wear a special guard to keep your lips away from your teeth to help the whitening agent penetrate better without being wiped away by saliva.
Dr. Singh applies a gel to your gums to prevent them from being irritated, then applies the professional-strength gel to each tooth. A special light activates the gel so it penetrates deeply below the tooth surface to eliminate stains.
Teeth whitening methods are designed to correct stains and discoloration in the more superficial layers of teeth. Discoloration in the deeper portion of a tooth is caused by issues like decay, trauma, disease, or long-term use of some medications. These deep discolorations need to be corrected with veneers or crowns.
Yes. Our professional teeth whitening treatments use gel formulations that are stronger than those available in over-the-counter products for far more dramatic results in a fraction of the time of store-bought kits. In fact, our whitening gels have concentrations of hydrogen peroxide — the primary whitening agent — that range from 25%-40%. Most over-the-counter products have concentrations of 3.5% or less. In-office treatments also ensure more even distribution of the whitening gel so your results are more consistent.
At Sunny Smiles Dentistry, we understand that the cost of even the most basic dental care may be prohibitive for some of our patients. However, we believe that no patient should have to forgo dental treatment because cost is a concern. We offer convenient financing vendors and payment options so that even the most advanced dentistry treatments are within the reach of each of our patients. We also make it a point to fully inform patients of the cost of treatment before we begin a procedure, so patients will never suffer "sticker shock" when they receive their bill.
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