Having teeth stains is fairly common. You might have stained or discolored teeth for any of the following reasons:
It depends on the type of teeth whitening you have. Keep in mind that there are certain limitations with teeth whitening. For example, you might have a harder time removing stains resulting from medications rather than stains from tea or coffee. Heavy stains usually don’t respond as well to teeth whitening as minor ones.
Dr. Facella offers Zoom! teeth whitening, which is done in the office. He also offers custom bleaching trays that you can use at home. In-office teeth whitening generally provides you with better results, although take-home trays offer more convenience. Dr. Facella will discuss the pros and cons of both types of teeth whitening options, so you can determine which one works better for you.
When you have this type of teeth whitening done, you can count on having a brighter smile in a shorter amount of time compared to over-the-counter products. Dr. Facella applies a whitening gel to your affected teeth, then uses UV light to get rid of surface stains and discolorations. You can expect to be in the office for about 15 minutes per treatment. In general, most patients have three treatments done. You might have some tooth sensitivity after having this done, but it doesn’t last long.
If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Facella provides you with take-home custom bleaching trays. You’ll receive custom-made trays and a whitening gel to use at home. You should plan on having these trays in for as long as Dr. Facella recommends. In general, you’ll probably need to wear them for about two weeks.
If you’re interested in teeth whitening, please contact Danforth Dental to schedule an appointment.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!