By Advance Family Dental Care
March 10, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Looking great usually means feeling even better, especially when it comes to your teeth. With so many cosmetic dental procedures teeth whiteningrising in popularity, choosing how to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence may be difficult. However, teeth whitening is one of the easiest, fastest and most efficient procedures to breath new life into your smile. Get the facts on teeth whitening with help from your Naperville, IL dentist at Advance Family Dental Care.

How do teeth stain in the first place? 
Teeth usually stain due to outside elements like tobacco use, drinking coffee or tea and darkly pigmented foods like berries. These foods, if not brushed away immediately, stay on the teeth and seep through the porous enamel of the tooth to stain it. Teeth also stain on their inner layer of the tooth due to things like trauma and certain medications.

How does teeth whitening work? 
Whitening agents placed onto the teeth cause a chemical reaction on the molecular level. The reaction breaks the bonds which hold the stain together, creating a whiter appearance.

How many sessions do I need? 
You will see the results of your whitening session immediately. Teeth whitening lifts the color of the teeth up to 10 shades in one session. However, most patients have ongoing whitening sessions about twice a year to keep their teeth white.

How can I keep my teeth white after my treatment? 
The best way to keep your teeth white is to avoid the things which stain them in the first place. Since cutting out coffee or other stain-causing elements is simply not feasible for some people, there are some things you can do to keep your teeth white. Try drinking your coffee or tea all at once rather than sipping it throughout the day to limit the time the acids in the drink have contact with your teeth. Additionally, brush or swish with water after every dark-colored drink or meal.

Is teeth whitening safe? 
Years of research have proved teeth whitening to be safe. Most whitening sessions have no effect on the oral tissues. Some patients notice minimal tooth sensitivity after treatment, but it usually goes away on its own after a few hours.

For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, DDS at Advance Dental Care in Naperville, IL. Call (630) 357-2332 to schedule your appointment for teeth whitening today!

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