Bright and beautiful teeth reflect confidence, youth and good health. A survey conducted by a cosmetic dentistry organization showed that Americans believe a good-looking smile can help in career growth. When asked about what changes people expected in their smile, many answered that they wanted their teeth to look brighter. Hence there is no surprise why teeth whitening is the most commonly preferred cosmetic procedures in dentistry. It is quick, it is effective and it is safe when performed by an experienced dental professional like Dr. Brent C. Call. Teeth Whitening in Scottsdale takes a single visit and patients can walk out happily with bright teeth. Book an appointment and meet our cosmetic dentist in scottsdale, arizona.
The natural color of teeth depends on the thickness of enamel, oral hygiene, genetics and dental health. Staining occurs when the teeth are exposed to dark-colored external agents. Wine, coffee, tea and cola can contribute greatly to tooth staining. The pigments of these dark colored fluids collect in the porous enamel layer and mask the color of teeth making them dull and uninteresting. Teeth whitening in Scottsdale can help clear stain and brighten the teeth. It increases a person’s self-confidence and leaving them with more reasons to smile.
Types of discoloration
Teeth discoloration is broadly classified into two types. Intrinsic discoloration occurs due to the darkening of the inside of the tooth. Extrinsic discoloration is staining of teeth due to smoking, consumption of dark-colored fluids like cola, wine, coffee, and tea.
Teeth whitening process
The teeth should be free from decay in order to be suitable for whitening. At first, our dentist checks for signs of decay. Necessary steps are taken to cure the decay before going ahead with professional teeth whitening in Scottsdale dental office. Pictures of teeth are taken and we gauge the color shade of teeth using shade scale. The teeth are dried and a protective gel is applied over the gums. The whitening agent normally a hydrogen peroxide or a carbamide peroxide is applied over teeth. A special light may be shined over teeth so that it accelerates oxidation process through which stain is cleared from enamel layer. Pictures of teeth are taken after the treatment to show the difference in the color shade. Patients are informed about how to protect the brightness of teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions – Teeth Whitening Scottsdale
Well, there is a difference, technically.
Teeth Whitening is a method where we remove the stains from the enamel surface using either chemicals or abrasives by physically in the dentist office. These are safe chemicals that we use.
Teeth Bleaching is somewhat different, we use a form of either hydrogen peroxide or something called carbamide peroxide, and that’s a bleaching procedure.
Teeth whitening treatment in Scottsdale begins with a discussion, to make sure there’s no caries such as gum disease. Our dentist makes sure to get all the soft tissues out of the way so they don’t come to harm from the whitening gel itself. We are going to use dental lightening, the component used in lightening is usually the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The percentage of the lighting solution is made a noticeable to whiten the teeth without harming them.
One of the biggest questions you probably want to know is, how much it costs to get those pearly whites? Teeth whitening costs vary with the type of treatment and where you want your teeth whitening done.
Are you the Do-It-Yourself type? and want whiter teeth but don’t want to spend the high bucks on it? Then we’d recommend going with an at-home teeth whitening option under the prescription of a dentist.
Want to call in the experts to do the job? If you go to a dentist/cosmetic dentist, they can use more advanced procedures to whiten up your teeth. It costs more but may be worth it. Visit our cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale and get the solutions to your beautiful smiles.
It depends on how well you look after your teeth after you’ve whitened them and as long as you keep your whitening topped up by whiten your teeth using your custom-made trays. Sometimes they made dull down in color, but they should never really go back to the color they were before for years and years. The key is to keep your custom-made trays nice and safe and then you can always go back to your dentist or a professional outlet to buy some more of the gels and you can always re-whiten your teeth.
The professional teeth whitening has a couple of options. The most popular option is to do the in-office laser whitening, it’s under an hour the results are instant, everything is taken care on that same day. The second option is we can make you take home trays that are custom fit for your teeth and then which you would put a whitening gel in and do four to five times in a row. Some people do both of them, where you get the in-office whitening, get the instant result and then they get the trays made so that they can freshen their teeth throughout the year.
The common side effect is, a little sensitivity may occur during the bleaching process. The bleaching solution has penetrated your enamel to a point where it is starting to affect your nerve endings on your tooth so you need to make sure that you back off if you are ever starting to feel any of these symptoms, because if you keep bleaching you can be doing damage to your teeth. Immediately go to your dentist if you are having these problems when you are bleaching your teeth.