Do you love that morning cup (or two) of coffee? It may give you a jump start on your day, but when you look in the mirror, it might be obvious that it’s giving you more than a just a pick-me-up. Over time, it might be staining your teeth. Same goes for that can of soda or the glass of red wine. It’s no secret that our teeth often “wear” what we eat and drink and let’s face it . . . it doesn’t always look pretty.
If you’re tired of looking in the mirror at stained or yellowed teeth, one of the easiest and most affordable smile makeovers can be achieved with teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening for a Brighter, Whiter Smile
Stains from food and drinks or from habits like smoking, are referred to as extrinsic stains and they respond very well to professional teeth whitening. Hylan Dental Care of Aurora offers patients an at-home whitening system that can be used conveniently and effectively to achieve superior results. First, we’ll take an impression of your teeth so we can custom create a set of whitening trays. You’ll then take home tubes of professional strength whitening gel to fill the trays and wear the them according to our doctor’s recommendations.
The bleaching gel used contain peroxide, which penetrates the surfaces of the teeth. It is much more powerful than any of the products you can purchase over the counter. The gel oxidizes the embedded stains, and the longer you wear the trays, the whiter your results. In fact, today’s teeth whitening formulas and techniques not only remove accumulated stains on the surface of the teeth, they actually go deep beyond the surface, changing the natural pigment well beyond its original whiteness.
The bleaching gel does not damage your teeth, even when used for an extended period of time, but it is always recommended that you have your dentist supervise the process to ensure your teeth are structurally healthy and that the whitening gel does not cause damaging irritation to your teeth.
Want a whiter, brighter smile? Find out if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening by calling us or requesting an appointment online.