As you age, your teeth are exposed to foods and drinks that stain them. Though your teeth may be perfectly healthy, they can appear damaged and make you look older. Fortunately, if you have deep stains or want to achieve a brighter smile quickly, Smile Perfection in Tucson, AZ, has teeth-whitening options that can help you acquire a beautiful, youthful-looking, bright smile.
Tooth stains fall into two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are the yellow and brown stains that occur on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains occur inside your teeth, making them appear gray or blue. Some surface stains can be removed with whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits. However, these approaches are limited and can be painful or can cause tooth and gum sensitivities. Professional-grade products are needed to remove deeper extrinsic and intrinsic stains and to treat individuals with sensitive teeth and gums.
There are several approaches to teeth bleaching that Tucson, AZ, dentist Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. can use to help you whiten your smile by eight to 14 shades in a short amount of time.
We use the Glo teeth-bleaching system to help you achieve a bright white smile:
This is a one-visit whitening procedure that takes an hour and provides results that are equal to that of the 10- to 14-day systems. Sharad Pandhi, D.D.S. applies the Glo teeth-bleaching gel to your teeth and uses the Glo LED mouthpiece to help the gel penetrate deep stains. The gel stays on your teeth for approximately 8 minutes per cycle.
The cost of teeth whitening varies according to the type of treatment you are receiving and how deep your stains are. At Smile Perfection we will work with you to find an affordable whitening treatment that is right for you.
The longevity of your teeth-whitening results depends greatly on how you care for your teeth after the treatment, as well as on how often you indulge in food and drink that causes stains. Results can last anywhere from several months to three years.
Gums and teeth may become sensitive during your treatments.