Teeth Whitening

When it comes to your appearance, few things are as noticeable as yellow or dingy colored teeth. The whiteness and brightness of your teeth give your smile a vibrant and attractive appearance. A survey by the ADA, Crest, and Oral B tells us that a person’s smile is the most appealing feature over eyes, hair, and body.

A similar survey by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) showed a great smile makes a person seem more intelligent and attractive. So it’s not news, its true. That’s why Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatments. It is the most cost effective method for making your smile beautiful and attractive.

As we age, our teeth lose their whiteness and luster. Discoloration can become visible in our late 20s and early 30s. A number of factors can accelerate this discoloration:

  • Smoking
  • Dark drinks (coffee, black tea, red wine, and cola drinks)
  • Minerals in drinking water
  • Hereditary predisposition to early yellowing.

How white can my teeth become?

How white your teeth can become depends partly on what caused their discoloration. Some antibiotic drugs can cause virtually permanent discoloration to the teeth. Heredity can also limit how white your teeth can ultimately become yellow-ish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not effect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.

In-office tooth whitening

The advantage of in-office whitening treatment is that Dental Designs of Roseville can create a custom-fitting tray that fits thoroughly and snugly against your teeth. A custom-fitted tray increases the length of time and thoroughness of the whitening gel’s contact with your teeth. This, along with a stronger whitening gel than you can purchase in a store, guarantees that your teeth whitening experience is superior to any treatment you can do in your home. Dental Designs of Roseville uses the Zoom!® tooth whitening system, which uses a special light to activate and speed the tooth whitening action of the gel. In a little over an hour, your teeth can become up to 6 shades whiter.