Teeth Whitening in Tallahassee, FL
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.
Why Get A Teeth Whitening Procedure Done?
The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
What Types Of Food & Drink Products Stain Teeth?
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
Are All Stains The Same?
One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis—actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
Popularity Of Teeth Whitening
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
What About Commercially Available Whitening Toothpastes?
Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel.
Do All Whitening Procedures Work The Same No Matter The Type Of Stain?
Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Teeth Whitening Session At Our Office In Tallahassee
Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.
If you are interested in Teeth Whitening, or have any questions about Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures,
don't hesitate to call our Tallahassee, FL Dental Office at (850) 222-3858.