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Effective Teeth Whitening For Holiday Social Events

Effective Teeth Whitening For Holiday Social Events

Posted by Alabama Family Dentistry in Dental Tips, Preventive Dental Care 20 Dec 2013

Alabama Family Dentistry offers teeth whiteningDental professionals often remind their patients to brush their teeth frequently during the day. However, even frequent brushing may not remove the stains. A variety of tooth whitening products are on the market, but many of these may be ineffective or even harmful to mouth tissues. Alabama Family Dentistry can provide appropriate teeth whitening treatments for your individual needs.

Tooth Discoloration

Your teeth are exposed to many stain-producing substances every day. Tobacco, coffee, tea, blueberries and various juices are just a few of the substances that can cause darkening of the enamel of teeth over time. Because of the structure of the teeth, brushing only removes the surface layer of food and bacteria. It cannot get into the tooth enamel where these stains remain. In some cases, tooth discoloration is caused by internal problems within the body. Certain medications can darken teeth, as well as problems with the teeth themselves. Teeth whitening has become a popular way to brighten teeth and give them a younger and fresher appearance.

Over-the-Counter Products

Consumers can find a wide range of teeth whitening products on the market for home use. These may be in the form of toothpastes, rinses, gels, strips, or compounds used in trays to be held in the mouth for a period of time. Many of these products will only increase tooth whiteness a slight degree and must be used repeatedly over time to make a visible difference. These products may not produce sufficient results in time for social events, such as holiday parties.

Dental Treatments

Tooth whitening treatments performed at your dentist’s office use approved compounds that are both safe and effective. They can produce dramatic results in one treatment in your dentist’s office. During the tooth whitening process, a compound is applied onto the teeth. This compound works in combination with a special light source or laser to intensify the bleaching process. A treatment can be done in as little as 30 to 60 minutes to provide visible improvement in tooth color and brightness. Although the treatments are more expensive than in-home methods, they produce faster and more reliable results. Talk to the dental specialists at Alabama Family Dentistry about whitening treatments that can produce results in time for your holiday festivities.

Sources:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

WebMD

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