Don’t give up hope for a bright white smile even if your teeth are stained and discolored. A professional tooth whitening session at Wilmington Dental Studio in Wilmington can lighten your teeth and power away those stains. Even the most dull-looking and stained teeth can be brightened without any discomfort, in a single visit.
You often hear of teeth whitening referred to as “teeth bleaching,” but rest easy. “Bleaching” only refers to the process of whitening your teeth. Bleach is never involved. We use a prescription-strength peroxide solution (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) to penetrate the tooth enamel. The peroxide makes its way deep inside the enamel where it mixes with oxygen and lifts out stains. Only prescription-strength peroxides can get this deep into the enamel and remove as much staining.
First, your dentist will place a protectant on your gums. This wax-like material protects your gums from the vigorous whitening gel action. The whitening gel is painted onto your teeth, then exposed to a special blue light that causes the peroxide to release scrubbing bubbles of oxygen that lift stains up and off your teeth. Remember, a professional teeth whitening gets inside the enamel and removes discolorations at a deep level. You can expect your teeth to lighten anywhere from 4 to 8 shades in a single treatment.
At Wilmington Dental Studio in Wilmington, we don’t stop with our in-office whitening treatment. We make sure you have a set of trays custom-made to your teeth, along with a prescription tooth bleaching gel. It’s essential to use a whitening regimen at home, because darkly pigmented drinks like tea, coffee, soda, and red wine will continue to stain your teeth. Whitening doesn’t harm or erode your teeth in any way. Due to increased circulation to your gums, your teeth may feel slightly sensitive to hot or cold drinks for up to 48 hours after your whitening session with us.
If you’re ready for your best smile, book an appointment with us today at Wilmington Dental Studio in Wilmington.