If you are among the many people who wish to have a brighter, whiter smile but have not had any success with OTC kits- professional teeth whitening might be an option for you. At Dental One Care, professional teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments.
A bright, white smile can make you look younger and give you an instant boost to your confidence. Due to the accessibility of OTC kits, many people don’t realize how important it is to have this done by a professional. After all, professional teeth whitening is customizable, and provides you with immediate, long-lasting results.
The team at Dental One Care is looking forward to working with you to help you achieve that bright, white smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Common Types of Tooth Stains
According to dental experts, there are three primary types of tooth stains:
Extrinsic tooth stains are surface stains that occur when particles build up on the enamel. Typically, extrinsic stains are due to regularly drinking coffee, tea, wine, and sodas, or using tobacco products. These types of stains are easily cleaned by regular brushing with a whitening toothpaste and regular dental visits.
Intrinsic stains are below the surface and occur when stain-causing particles get through the exterior of the teeth and accumulate in the enamel. Excessive fluoride use may also cause intrinsic staining. These types of stains can be removed, but it’s a little trickier and usually requires professional teeth whitening treatments.
Age-related stains are a combination of the previous two. Over time, the dentin, which is the core of your teeth, becomes discolored. Also, the enamel thins, allowing the dentin to show through. The combination of intrinsic and extrinsic forces will cause most adults’ teeth to appear yellow.
Causes of Tooth Stains
There are many things that could cause teeth to become discolored. Some are preventable and others are out of your control. Some of the most common causes of tooth stains include:
- Foods and beverages
- Poor oral care
- Trauma or disease
- Medical treatments or medications
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are several benefits of professional teeth whitening, including:
Comfortable and Safe: Certain OTC whitening products could cause gum damage and teeth sensitivity. Professional teeth whitening procedures will not have this effect because our dentists are experts.
Results are Guaranteed: OTC whitening products don’t always work as promised or provide you with the results you are looking for. Professional teeth whitening gives you quick, reliable results. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions to keep your teeth bright and white.
Thorough, Stronger Whitening: Professional, in-office teeth whitening treatments provide you with more thorough results than OTC options. Home treatments are usually only effective for mild stains, while professional treatments can remove moderate to severe stains.
Customizable: OTC whitening treatments are a one-size fits all kit. You can’t customize it to get your preferred results. Our dentist can customize your professional in-office whitening treatment to your needs and preferences.
Poor oral health can lead to a variety of other general health issues, including heart conditions, cancer, diabetes, stroke, premature birth, and more. Professional teeth whitening will not only remove stains from teeth, but contribute to your health.
Affordable: Professional teeth whitening procedures are an ideal way to provide you with life-changing benefits that won’t break your budget. You get a high return on your investment.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Appointment Today
If you are interested in learning more about professional teeth whitening, schedule your appointment with the team at Dental One Care. Dr. Fadi Farhat has a passion for providing his patients with a smile they can be proud of. We are located on Metro Parkway in Sterling, Michigan. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.