Your wedding is coming up, and you want your smile to be its brightest. Or maybe you have an important speaking engagement. Whatever the reason, tooth bleaching isn’t just for movie stars, and it isn’t just for one day. Many people have had their teeth bleached, and probably millions more are thinking about it. The desire for a brighter smile with whiter teeth is very strong, and tooth bleaching safely lightens the color of the teeth, lasting for up to five years. The most effective and safest method of tooth bleaching is dentist-supervised.
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Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)
Teeth whitening, also referred to as dental bleaching is a procedure that is frequently performed in general dentistry. Dentists at the Espinal & Willis – Carolinas Center for Advanced Dentistry in Rock Hill use the teeth whitening technique to restore natural tooth color while bleaching is used to whiten teeth beyond their natural color.
Why Teeth Become Discolored Making Teeth Whitening Necessary
The first set of teeth is usually whiter than the adult set that follows. As you age, adult teeth generally become darker because of changes that occur in the mineral structure of your teeth.
Certain antibiotics cause a reduction in the enamel’s brilliance and can stain teeth.
Bacterial pigments, vegetables and food goods that contain xanthonoids or carotenoids as well as tobacco, tea, coffee and red wine discolor teeth.
Chlohexidine is a chemical bactericidal and bacteriostatic that also stains teeth. It is used in toothpastes and mouthwashes as an antiseptic. Its purpose is to treat halitosis (chronic bad breath) and gingivitis.
The American Dental Association recommends that you have a dentist check your teeth prior to having any kind of teeth whitening technique performed. One of the dentists at our Rock Hill facility will be happy to examine you to determine if teeth whitening is a good option for you. He will observe the placement and conditions of any restorations, as well a examine your hard and soft tissues. He may choose to have an X-ray done to help in his determination as to the nature and depth of any possible irregularities.
Teeth Whitening Increases Self-Confidence
Teeth Whitening at our Rock Hill facility does more than just brighten your smile. If your teeth are discolored because of smoking or eating and drinking products that cause teeth to become stained, a brighter smile by way of a teeth whitening procedure at our Rock Hill facility will most likely increase your self-confidence.
Your Teeth Whitening Consultation at our Rock Hill Office
Once you determine that teeth whitening may be right for you, contact our Rock Hill office and make an appointment to see one of our three skilled dentists. Before arriving, make a list of questions that you want to ask him about the teeth whitening procedure at Rock Hill. Bring information about your medical history, allergies and a list of your medications to your initial consultation.
Commonly Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
1. How long does the teeth whitening procedure at the Rock Hill facility take?
The teeth whitening procedure at Espinal & Willis – Carolinas Center for Advanced Dentistry in Rock Hill, SC. can last from 30 to 90 mintues, depending.
2. Are results immediate?
Some patients at our Rock Hill facility see results in an hour, whereas others may not see a difference for several weeks. The length of time it takes to see results from your teeth whitening procedure at Rock Hill usually depends on the degree of staining.
3. Are there any side effects?
There are some side effects associated with teeth whitening. These side effects include sensitivity, pain and gum tenderness. Should this occur a locally applied gel anesthetic is generally used to relieve any discomfort associated with the teeth whitening process. Be sure to discuss your individual pain tolerance with your Rock Hill dentist.
4. How long will the results last?
Usually, teeth whitening procedures performed at our Rock Hill facility last up to three years. To receive the longest benefit out of your teeth whitening procedure from Espinal & Willis – Carolinas Center for Advanced Dentistry in Rock Hill, SC., brush and floss at least twice daily, avoid the beverages, foods and habits that played a part in your need for a teeth whitening procedure to begin with. If you are unable to brush or floss following a meal, rinse your mouth with water. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps keep plaque from building up.
Interested in teeth whitening? Call us now at 803.327.4166 to set up your free consultation at our Rock Hill facility.