Our teeth can discolor through the years as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow color substance that makes the core of our teeth, to show through. This is what gives our teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth absorb colors of coffee, tea, red wines, dark sodas, food coloring, etc. Teeth whitening helps restore teeth to a shiny white color through the use of bleach. Please not teeth whitening does not change the shade of crowned teeth or teeth with composite fillings.
At West Cobb Family Dentistry, we have found that at-home tray whitening gives the best and longest lasting results. A tray will be custom made for you and will use it at home with whitening gel. The average patient will see results about ten days to two weeks after using the product. The whitening product we use is pH balanced and includes a sensitivity reducer.
The first step in teeth whitening is a dental exam and x-rays to detect any problems that may need to be addressed prior to starting the process. Two options are available that will suit your individual needs, Day White or Nite White. Our qualified hygienist or dental assistants can discuss the best options for you and what you can expect.
Ask us today about a brighter and whiter smile!