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Whiten My Teeth

When it comes to dental treatment, teeth whitening is undoubtedly among the most popular procedures. The number of individuals opting for the service has been soaring as evidenced by a surge in dental visits, online searches, and inquiries. Though it has been practiced for many decades, a number of people are not very familiar with the technique and how it would work on them.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Also known as teeth bleaching, teeth whitening is the removal of stain built up on the outer layer of tooth structure called enamel.  The surface stain is removed and the dental  bleaching product is placed on the enamel allowing it to be slowly absorbed helping to remove and whiten the teeth both internally and externally. 

There are different types of whitening products on the market today including whitening toothpaste, at home whitening kits and the most powerful of all, the in office power whitening performed at Artista Dental Studio.  

What Causes Stained Teeth?

The number one reason for whitening or bleaching teeth is to remove the stain that affects the enamel. A majority of stains come from things we put into our mouth daily such as coffee, tea, red wine and certain types of foods.  Excessive smoking of tobacco products such as cigarettes, hookah, e-cigarettes dyes and the use of chewing tobacco can also make the teeth change color to yellow or brown. Some medical conditions may also affect the enamel’s color.  Some people will be born with stained teeth while in others, the problem develops over time. Whichever reason your teeth are stained, it can be remedied with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening.

What Does Whitening of Teeth Involve?

There are several methods of teeth whitening and each technique targets the enamel. The most effective is the in office power bleach.  This is when we remove surface stains first and then use the dental bleaching material in a controlled environment to penetrate the enamel to remove surface and deeper stains. Though simple and straightforward, it is only suitable for healthy teeth that have a strong enamel. Another popular method involves making impressions or molds in the shape of the patient’s teeth. Thereafter, a whitening solution is inserted and a person wears them for 30 minutes in the evening or twice daily. The time period varies depending with the intensity of the staining and sensitivity of their teeth.

Whitening or bleaching teeth has helped many people regain their self-confidence, as they can freely mingle with other people without the feelings of embarrassment. Nonetheless, the procedure is not permanent and will need to be repeated at a later period. Dr. Manfredi is a reputable and skilled dentist that will minimize any risks and get you the best possible result. Here at Artista Dental Studio, every smile is a work of art.