A bright, vibrant smile can make a lasting first impression. If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional teeth whitening from Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN may be the answer. If you have been searching for the best way to whiten your teeth, we invite you to give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
Teeth whitening, explained
While brushing your teeth daily is effective at removing slight discoloration or surface stains, it will not address deep stains that reside below the surface of the enamel. Over time, pigmented substances such as red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco can cause the teeth to appear yellow and dull. Professional teeth whitening uses a prescription-strength whitening agent to lift the stains that are hiding below the tooth’s surface while also whitening the enamel for a vibrant smile that is several shades lighter.
Teeth whitening at Titus Dentistry - Dr. Jonathan W. Titus
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening, as the name implies, is a process of removing discolorations from your teeth. Teeth tend to darken over time.
There are usually one or two reasons for this. We could have some surface stains on those teeth. Which are what our dental cleanings are there to tackle.
Or the actual tooth structure could be picking up stains over time. The way to combat that stain is to use a professional tooth whitening product.
What is the process of whitening teeth?
The products essentially have a form of hydrogen peroxide that breaks up stain molecules in the enamel and restores your teeth to their original brightness.
Everyone’s teeth respond differently to whitening. Typically, the longer the teeth are exposed to hydrogen peroxide, the higher the concentration, the lighter they’ll get.
The biggest difference between over-the-counter teeth whitening products you’ll see in the grocery store aisles and what we have at our office is the concentration of the whitening material.
Why should someone visit Titus Dentistry for teeth whitening?
Our whitening agent also has a built-in desensitizer that helps reduce some of the temporary teeth sensitivity that can come with teeth whitening procedures.
The most popular option at Titus Dentistry for our patients is our at-home teeth whitening trays.
In this procedure, we will simply take a digital impression of your teeth and then make a custom tooth whitening tray for you to wear at home.
Patients will then take these trays home and wear them for two weeks to achieve the whitening of their desire.
Feel free to give us a call and get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
The benefits of choosing professional teeth whitening
You may be wondering why you should turn to your dentist for teeth whitening when there are so many products available over the counter at your local pharmacy. While these strips, pastes, and gels may seem like a quick fix, the truth is that these products cannot produce the same level of results that you can get from professional teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening, you get:
- Medical grade whitening agent that provides better results in a shorter length of time
- Custom-fit trays that ensure that whitening is achieved evenly and that the gum tissue is protected from exposure to the whitening agent
- Bleaching gels that are made from safe ingredients and designed to minimize tooth sensitivity
- Dental supervision to ensure that the process produces the results you desire with minimal side effects
- The ability to periodically touch-up teeth if they become stained again in the future
At a young age, our teeth are healthy and white but over time the enamel coating the tooth is slowly worn down causing our teeth to become stained and yellow which is why teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening – they include at home and in office. With in-office treatments you will see faster results, receive the safest treatments for bleaching the teeth and yield the whitest smile. So don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use or just ageing. Ask your dentist about whitening options that maybe right for you.
Brighten your smile today
The benefits of a whiter smile go beyond aesthetics. When you have a beautiful smile, it motivates you to maintain better oral hygiene, which can lead to prolonged oral health. Furthermore, having a beautiful smile can also increase your confidence and self-esteem which can make you happier in your daily life. To book a teeth whitening appointment, call Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN at (765) 358-5868.