A lot of people feel anxious about how their smile looks to other people – is it bright enough? Is it straight enough? One of the quickest and easiest ways to overhaul your smile is teeth whitening. This affordable procedure can be done in the office or at home, and can take as little as one hour.
Discolored teeth can be caused by:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Sugary or tannic foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, and soda
- Chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Medications such as antihistamines or blood pressure medication
- Aging which can lead to natural teeth discoloration as the enamel wears away
- Genetics that can sometimes contribute to natural variations in enamel
While many causes of discolored teeth are preventable, many are not, and in either situation teeth whitening may be a good option for improved confidence.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the lightening of the color of the teeth using an active peroxide whitening agent. The oxygen molecules from the whitening agent break the bonds of the discolored molecules and whiten the teeth.
Craft Smiles offers an in-office whitening service using the Opalescence Boost whitening system. This product uses a hydrogen peroxide and fluoride to strengthen the teeth and reduce sensitivity. In-office treatment takes only an hour and includes a take-home touch up kit to maintain your new results.
For your convenience Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel also offer a take-home whitening system. This option provides custom whitening trays and a professional-quality whitening agent for the best possible home results. These results develop more gradually and should be apparent several days after the whitening treatment.
Alternatives to Whitening
Standard peroxide whitening is effective in most cases, but for teeth that do not respond to chemical whitening or are too discolored for chemical whitening to be effective, porcelain veneers may be a good option for you.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t be smile shy! Contact Craft Smiles over the phone at (714) 888-7008 or online and schedule your teeth whitening appointment today.