A Caring Dental Group
Dentistry located in Cleveland, Ohio
A professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades, vastly improving your smile. The team at A Caring Dental Group in Cleveland, Ohio, excels at both professional in-office teeth whitening and providing custom take-home kits to enhance your smile on your own schedule. Teeth whitening is safe, effective, and convenient. Procedures typically take less than an hour and involve no downtime. If it’s time to touch up your smile, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today and set up a teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What causes tooth stains?
The most common cause of tooth stains and discoloration are certain foods and drinks that damage the enamel, the white outer layer of your teeth. Here are some items that are known to cause stains and discoloration:
- Red wine
- Dark tea
- Tomato sauce
Another cause of discoloration is aging that leads to natural wear and tear of the enamel. Over time, the enamel can wear down, revealing the dentin, the yellowish layer beneath.
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that involves bleaching your teeth with a powerful whitening agent. The bleaching helps break up the concentration of tooth stains, giving your teeth a whiter appearance.
For in-office teeth whitening procedures, A Caring Dental Group gives you a gel-lined tray to bite into. The gel, a professional-grade bleaching agent, contains the active ingredient hydrogen peroxide. In under an hour, the bleaching agent will brighten your smile by several shades.
The alternative to an in-office whitening procedure is a take-home whitening kit. A Caring Dental Group can provide a set of trays and the hydrogen peroxide gel. They’ll explain how to line each tray and provide a schedule of when to wear them. Within a few weeks, you can reap the benefits of professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
On average, teeth whitening results last about 1-2 years. However, the longevity of your results depends largely on you. Make sure you continue to practice oral hygiene. You may want to try a whitening toothpaste, too.
Also, trying to limit your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks can help you maintain your whitening results. If you notice your smile start to dull, you can always come back in for another teeth whitening to touch up and re-whiten your teeth.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, when administered by a professional, teeth whitening is perfectly safe. After a whitening procedure, you may experience some tooth sensitivity, but this generally subsides very quickly on its own.
Are you interested in a teeth whitening to revamp your smile? Call A Caring Dental Group’s office or book an appointment online today.