Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening
If your teeth have dulled or yellowed, we can erase stains to give you a bright, sparkling smile. Our teeth whitening process easily and quickly lightens tooth enamel up to eight shades. We will provide you with custom take-home application trays and professional teeth whitening gel. Your homecare kit will allow you to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home, whenever your schedule permits. With any teeth whitening system, some patients may experience mild sensitivity, but this sensation will fade over time. Exceptional dentistry produces gorgeous, extraordinary smiles. Call our dental office and schedule an appointment to discuss teeth whitening with Daniel Passidomo, DMD, “Dr. Dan,” and his team. Our state-of-the-art dentistry practice is located in Centerville, and we welcome patients from Miamisburg, Springboro, Lebanon and the surrounding areas.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Your smile is constantly under attack. Every time you take a drink of coffee or bite into your favorite sweet, you could be causing dental discoloration. By understanding the underlying causes of tooth staining, we can help you create a targeted teeth whitening plan that will deliver predictable results. Some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Consumption of any foods or beverages that would stain a white shirt will likely stain your white tooth enamel
- Daily wear will thin the enamel, revealing the yellow dentin layer of teeth
- Aging and genetic predisposition will also impact the color of your tooth enamel
- Fluorosis and enamel hypocalcification can cause brighter white spots on the surfaces of teeth
- Taking tetracycline medications during dental development may lead to yellow, brown, or black tooth staining
- Smoking or chewing tobacco will stain teeth
Why Store Bought Whiteners Fail
Store bought teeth whitening kits promise dramatic results, and most of the patients who visit us for teeth whitening have tried at least one of these solutions. Unfortunately, there are two main issues that render most store bought whitening kits almost completely ineffective. The first issue is the extremely low doses of active whitening agent. For your safety, store bought whitening kits only provide a very low dose of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. This is not effective in removing stains for the majority of patients. The second concern is that the application methods do not prevent saliva from accessing and neutralizing the whitener, which further diminishes effectiveness.
How Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Trays Work
Unlike store bought whitening products that can’t usually deliver the results they promise, our professional take-home teeth whitening kits deliver predictable results, up to ten shades brighter, in just ten to fourteen days of application. Professional kits are more effective because they use professional doses of whitening agent and custom application trays. The professional grade whitening gel lifts stains away from teeth easily, and the custom application tray keeps the gel on your teeth where it belongs and prevents saliva from neutralizing the whitening agent. That means your whitener will remain active for thirty minutes or longer, removing stains to leave you with a brilliant white smile.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
A beautiful smile says a lot to those you may encounter in any aspect of your life. In fact, people with attractive smiles are considered to be healthier, wealthier, and better educated. One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your whole smile is to brighten the enamel. A white smile will make you look immediately younger, healthier, and more vibrant. If you choose to whiten your teeth with a professional whitening kit you may experience a number of benefits, including:
- Look and feel your best, and smile confidently in every situation
- Avoid unnecessary damage that may occur with store bought whiteners
- Achieve your desired results in less time with less dental sensitivity
- Improve oral health with more thorough hygiene to extend the whitening results