Your teeth can change color for a variety of reasons. It is normal for teeth to dull as you get older or become stained from the beverages and foods you eat. White, bright teeth are desirable and attractive, which is why teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment we offer at Paul Jang Dentistry. You can enjoy teeth that are several shades whiter with in-office treatment or take-home professional whitening kits that are safe and effective for brightening your smile.
Did you know…
that the teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains in a single professional whitening session and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care and take-home whitening treatments as recommended by your dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Most people are good candidates for teeth whitening if they have stained or discolored teeth. We use professional-grade products that are safe and quick for bleaching away stains. There are some people who are sensitive to whitening agents that may not be good candidates. Veneers or laminates can also be a solution to cover stained or discolored teeth.
What should I expect when I get my teeth whitened?
In-office whitening can be done in one visit and will effectively brighten your teeth by several shades. We clean your teeth first, then apply a special whitening gel that bleaches away stains and brightens your smile. Most teeth whitening services can be performed in about an hour. We also have whitening kits you can use to maintain or bleach your teeth in the comfort of your home.
What type of post-treatment care is required after having my teeth whitened?
You may have some sensitivity to cold or hot substances following your whitening procedure, but this usually goes away within a few days. Our dental team will give you instruction on any foods or beverages to avoid, such as tea, coffee or red wine which can stain your teeth. To keep your teeth white, occasional whitening at home with one of our whitening kits can help maintain your bright smile.
If your teeth are looking dull or yellow, contact our office today for a teeth-whitening consultation. We can help you restore your teeth to a beautiful white appearance in as little as one visit.