There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including food and drinks like coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco. Medications and diseases can also cause discoloration, and your teeth naturally darken with age.
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Our team will use a procedure called chairside bleaching which usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour.
Verde Smiles is also well qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity.
Finally, professional teeth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.