There are several reasons why your teeth may become discolored. Here are the two types of teeth
● Extrinsic Discoloration - This is caused by beverages or smoking, and drinking things like red
wine, tea, or coffee can contribute to the yellowing of your teeth. These types of stains affect the
exterior of your teeth and can be treated relatively easily.
● Intrinsic Discoloration - This happens from the inside of the tooth. This type of discoloration
is created from infection, aging, medication, childhood illness, or tooth trauma.
The Teeth Whitening Process
Before your teeth whitening treatment, the dentist will document the current status of your teeth. Next,
your teeth go through the process of being polished. This includes removing plaque and debris from the
surface. After that is done the dentist applies a whitening solution on the surface of the teeth which
usually contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. A lot of whitening products must be
accompanied by a laser or light to activate the peroxide. For best results, the solution sits on your teeth
for 30 minutes to an hour. After that, your teeth are rinsed and fluoride may be applied to reduce
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
When it comes to teeth whitening there really aren’t any downsides. Besides a little sensitivity,
whitening your teeth can only benefit you and your smile. Here are some of the top benefits:
● Quality Service & Treatment - A home teeth whitening treatment won’t provide the same
results as a professional treatment. When you get your teeth whitened by a professional dentist
you can guarantee that your teeth will be whiter than before. When you buy a teeth whitening
kit from the stores, you never know what you’re truly buying and whether the product is good
for your teeth or not. Luckily, professional teeth whitening is more trustworthy. It’s better to go
the route that you know is safe and effective.
● Confidence Booster - A new and brighter smile can completely change your confidence for
the better. Not only will your teeth look great, but you will no longer feel self-conscious about
your smile. A professional teeth whitening treatment is worth considering.
● Quick Results - When it comes to professional teeth whitening, you’ll get the results you want
quicker compared to home treatments. You won’t have to wait for weeks to see a change in the
appearance of your teeth. Store-bought products might be less expensive, but you get what you
pay for. The benefit of teeth whitening treatments in a dentist’s office is the assurance that you
will be satisfied with the end result.
● Improved Appearance - Whiter teeth and a new smile can completely change the way you
look. It can make you look younger and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Your teeth are a
part of your face, and it’s the first thing people see when they gaze at you. Therefore, when you
whiten your teeth, you’re not only improving your style, you’re enhancing your entire
Schedule Your Whitening Today
Our chairside, in-office tooth whitening treatments are fast and effective. Should you require additional
treatment to adjust the color or other aspects of the appearance of your teeth, we also offer porcelain
veneers for stained or discolored teeth. To find out how Savannah cosmetic dentist Carla Roher, DMD,
can brighten your smile, please contact Medical Arts Dentistry today. Call (912) 355-0605 to schedule
your personal consultation.